“Atos Origin sets up a Centre of Excellence in Madrid to Develop Telecommunication Convergent Services”

Madrid, 16 November 2006

The centre, already comprising of over 100 experts, will provide its services  to telecommunications operators

Atos Origin, the international IT services company, has inaugurated a Centre of Excellence in Madrid for the Development of Telecommunication Convergent Services. This Innovation, Research & Development Centre will provide support to global Telecommunications operators in the creation and roll-out of multimedia fixed-mobile convergent services.

Amongst convergence services to be developed at the centre, Atos Origin can list a range of services facilitating the implementation of a fully mobile office and, in general, a broad spectrum of services that can be used from fixed, mobile or hybrid terminals alike regardless of the convenience for, or the location of the residential or professional end user.

An additional important benefit is the ease in which services can be ported to the various global operators' subsidiaries, thus eliminating the technical complexity and significant costs traditionally linked to any cross border service portability.

Rafael Luis, Director of the Telecommunications Division at Atos Origin in Spain, explains: “The Excellence Centre is devised to facilitate the creation and international roll-out of convergence services by operators. With the experience amassed over the years thanks to our clients' trust in the telecom market, global operators can already enjoy our Centre for the creation of new services. Thanks to the use of last generation technologies and architectures, we provide telecommunication operators with the ability to rapidly and cost effectively create multimedia fixed-mobile convergent services for their customers.“

Atos Origin's turnover in the telecoms industry is close to €1 billion. It delivers consulting (through Atos Consulting), systems integration and outsourcing expertise to 350 customers around the world, including major telecom operators in Europe such as France Telecom, KPN, Telecom Italia and Vodafone. Atos Origin has been active in the telecoms market for more than 20 years.

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 EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information:
Antonio Ferreiro
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Anne-Marie Capilla
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