“Vodafone Spain Turns to Atos Origin/Stratus for Next-Generation Intelligent Network Services”

Madrid, February 17, 2005

Stratus' Application Development Suite and Fault-tolerant Server Platform Contribute to Rapid Product Deployments

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company and Stratus Technologies, Inc., today announced that they have been selected by Vodafone Spain to deploy an advanced call routing application on Stratus' Telecommunications server technology. Intelligent Network (IN) technology previously delivered by Atos Origin in cooperation with the Vodafone Spain's Center of Excellence supports this advanced call routing application and many additional next-generation services.

Atos Origin-developed applications run on Stratus® Central Office installable servers and Stratus Intelligent Network Application Platform (SINAP™) layered software. SINAP is Stratus' premier product for SS7 and SS7/IP networks. Atos Origin is a value-added reseller of Stratus Continuous Processing® products, and provides a variety of other applications including Mobile Number Portability, Voice Mail Capacity manager, Missed Call Advisor and Short-Message offload.

Vodafone's IN technology delivers the provisioning and a real-time, high-performance subscriber record database for its advanced IN suite of subscriber services, including the new call routing application which will enable Vodafone Spain to achieve several key objectives: unrivaled performance, high-quality service, and improved customer satisfaction.

Vodafone Spain has implemented other network elements and services, such as:

  • Messaging Gateways, high-performance routing service for short messages
  • Voicemail Capacity Manager, optimizing use of the VMS infrastructure
  • Missed Call Advisor, improving call completion rates and attracting new subscribers
  • Gateway Mobile Location Center, providing subscriber location information
  • Home Location Register IP Gateway, allowing access to SS7 interface from IP network
  • Number Translator, providing many translation services in a single IN application

Atos Origin develops applications using the Stratus SINAP family, a complete carrier-grade product line for developing, running, managing and scaling revenue-generating voice and data services in mobile, landline, circuit, packet and converged networks. Through an effective combination of software development tools and open application programming interfaces at all protocol layers, SINAP software enables rapid application development and deployment of services that run transparently over both SS7 and IP networks.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and operates under the trade names Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies is a global provider of fault-tolerant computer servers, technologies and services, with more than 20 years of experience focused in the fault-tolerant server market. Stratus servers provide high levels of reliability relative to the server industry, delivering 99.999% uptime or better. Stratus servers and support services are used by customers for critical computer-based operations that are required to be continuously available for the proper functioning of their businesses. For more information, visit www.stratus.com.

About Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Spain is part of the Vodafone Group, the world´s leading mobile company, present
in 26 countries, and with agreements with another 14 countries throughout all five continents, providing a complete range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications for access by more than 150 million proportional clients. Vodafone Spain's more than 10,9 million clients benefit from the experience and capacity of this world leading company, by helping customers -individuals, businesses and communities - to be better connected in a mobile world.

For more information, please contact:
Ken Donoghue
Stratus Technologies

Antonio Ferreiro
Atos Origin
+34 9 1 214 89 15