“Atos Origin and Axiom Systems target Asia-Pacific telecom service providers through regional support center”

Singapore, 15 January 2007

Atos Origin, an international IT services provider, and Axiom Systems, the leader in service fulfillment software for communications service providers, today announced the expansion of their strategic alliance to provide local 24x7 system & delivery support for AXIOSS customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This alliance sees Atos Origin provide in-time-zone support in both English and local languages for telecom service providers using Axiom System's AXIOSS service fulfillment suite through Atos Origin's existing Global Service Desk and Competency Center located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

"Axiom Systems has been working closely with Atos Origin on a number of customer and technology innovations for over three years," said Gareth Senior, Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officer at Axiom Systems. "The ability to offer regional support to local service providers will accelerate the adoption of Axiom System's market leading service fulfillment software across the region."

"As one of the largest IT services providers in the telecoms market we are committed to deliver to our customers market-leading services" said Gerben Menting, Regional Director Telecom Solutions Asia Pacific at Atos Origin. "The expansion of Atos Origin's relationship with Axiom Systems reflects the success of the two companies' collaboration to date in providing end-to-end service fulfillment solutions to service providers worldwide. Today, we are building on this success for future opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region."

Most recently, Atos Origin and Axiom Systems collaborated closely on the highly successful Product and Service Assembly (PSA) Initiative, together with BT, Cable & Wireless, Celona, Huawei, Oracle and TeliaSonera.

The TeleManagement Forum Catalyst project aimed to demonstrate how Service Providers can dramatically reduce the cost and time to market of their product and service lifecycles in the fast developing value added IP services domain. This initiative developed an IT reference architecture that demonstrated how new products can be quickly defined, developed and launched in an integrated and efficient manner for the benefit of both the consumer and the bottom line.

Atos Origin has more than 20 years of operating history in the Asia-Pacific region and is a strong supporter of Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) initiative. As a MSC-status company, the Atos Origin Malaysian office with over 350 IT resources, provides solution-based business and technology services through three main service lines – Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Operations.

Atos Origin Malaysia operates one of only five Global Service Desks and Competency Centers in the world. The state of the art facility has the ability to monitor the operational health of the client's environment including availability, resources, performance and the connectivity of infrastructure and application on a 24 x 7 basis.

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 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 consulting and information technology (IT) 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 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has its regional headquarters in Singapore and has over 3,000 employees in 9 countries servicing clients in Financial Services; Discrete Manufacturing; Telecom & Utilities; Process Industries; CPG/Retail and Public Sector. Atos Origin Asia Pacific is a top 50 IT company in ZDNet Asia's Top Tech Index 2005/6.

About Axiom Systems
Axiom Systems is the leader in software for the design and delivery of wireline and wireless services for Communications Providers. The company's AXIOSS Suite which incorporates modules for Order Management, Service Inventory, Service Activation and a Designer Tool, provides customers with advanced solutions for new services that include IPTV, VoIP, IP VPN and Triple Play. More Communications Providers in Europe use AXIOSS for IP and broadband service fulfillment than from any other vendor. Global customers include - Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, TeliaSonera, AOL, Telekom Austria, TDC, Telecom New Zealand, NTL, Telecom Italia and TelMex. The company is headquartered in the UK, with regional offices in Rome, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Seattle USA, Sydney and Singapore.

For more information, please contact:
Axiom Systems
Martin Jones / Val Rimer
March Communications
axiom@marchpr.com
+61 7 475 1570 / +61 7 475 1575

Atos Origin Asia Pacific
Vivien Goh
VP, Marketing Communications
vivien.goh@atosorigin.com
+65 6832 2617