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Aepona's Telecom Web Services Solution Chosen for TELUS Service Delivery Framework Initiative

3GSM World Congress, Barcelona, 12th Feb: Aepona, the leading provider of Service Network products and solutions, today announced that it has been selected by TELUS, a leading Canadian telecommunications company, as the prime supplier for its Service Delivery Framework (SDF) project. The TELUS SDF is a major initiative by the company to expose the capabilities of its network, via Web Services, to third party application developers and enterprise customers in a secure, controlled and simple manner.

Through this pioneering initiative, TELUS is bringing enterprise/IT software concepts such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) into the telecommunications domain, and is embracing the highly successful Internet service development model in order to drive forward service innovation, giving third party application developers simpler access to its network resources. The SDF will allow TELUS to fully exploit its network assets, successfully defend its position against existing and new competitors, and further extend its market leadership. Because the SDF traverses both wireless and wireline domains, it is also a key enabler for TELUS' Fixed-Mobile Convergence strategy.

As the prime supplier to the TELUS SDF, Aepona is providing its Universal Service Platform, incorporating a highly-functional, next-generation Telecom Web Services gateway, as well as network integration services. The Aepona Universal Service Platform connects TELUS' network resources to third-party content and application providers in a secure and highly scalable manner, and enables the automation of processes such as partner and policy management.

"The SDF project will ultimately help enable TELUS to bring the most exciting, relevant and intelligent new content and services to its clients by delivering a simpler and more efficient system with which our content and application partners would work," said Zouheir Mansourati, TELUS vice-president of Development, Technology Strategy. "Aepona was chosen as the primary supplier to our SDF project because of their thought leadership in the area of Telecom Web Services, proven product performance with other Tier 1 operators, and their flexibility and agility as a supplier."

About Aepona
Headquartered in the UK with regional offices across the world, Aepona is at the forefront of the evolution towards better, more service-rich communications networks. The company is a leading provider of network software solutions, products and expert services to telecommunications operators globally, allowing them to rapidly deploy profitable new services across fixed-line, mobile and SIP/IMS networks. Aepona possesses a unique combination of expertise in both telecoms infrastructure and IT, and its solutions have been chosen by Tier 1 operators such as France Telecom/Orange, KPN, Sprint, E-Plus, Vimpelcom, Eircom and Bridge Mobile Alliance.

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.5 billion of annual revenue and 10.5 million customer connections including 4.9 million wireless subscribers, 4.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last five years TELUS has contributed more than $62 million to charitable and non-profit organizations, and has established seven TELUS Community Boards across Canada to lead its local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit

Aepona Contact:
Michael Crossey
Vice President, Marketing
+44 7734 318210

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