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Mar 12, 2007 -

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Telekom Malaysia Implements Carrier Cockpit Suite

Press release date: Feb 14, 2007

STOCKHOLM, February 14 -- Ascade, the global market-leader in Business Operations Systems for trading and exchanging voice traffic, today announced that its Carrier Cockpit Suite has been successfully deployed and gone into production, since July 2006, for its customer Telekom Malaysia Berhad(TM)'s International Voice Management System (IVMS) project.

International Voice Management System (IVMS) is a tool for TM to support management and operation of all core voice business processes; buying, routing, pricing and selling. The system automates the end-to-end processes for automatic routing update for both multi-PSTN switches and VoIP gateways.

IVMS is an integrated solution for traditional and wholesale voice business solution, which supports complex wholesale agreements including swap deals and volume commitments.

IVMS will help TM shifting from the current Least Cost Routing (LCR) into Optimum Value Base Routing and will be best practice to support voice core processes.

In his statement En. Zamzamzairani Md Isa, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Business, TM said "With our corporate mission to be the carrier of choice in Asia Pacific region in the near future, we are fully exploiting the capability of Carrier Cockpits and aligning our global organization to meet the market demands of international wholesale business".

"TM is one of our premier customers which we have successfully delivered the project together with our local partner, PERNEC. We foresee a long term partnership in terms of new business requirements and technology enhancement with TM. TM has been one of the aggressive customers in Asia for us", says Henrik Anderberg, CEO Ascade.

"TM has made the right choice in selecting Ascade and we are very proud to be the system integrator for the successful roll-out of IVMS. It opens a new chapter for PERNEC in this optimal routing business for Malaysia telco market." says Shaharom Md Shariff, Managing Director, Pernec Corporation Bhd.

About Telekom Malaysia

Telekom Malaysia Berhad(TM), a leading regional information and communications group, offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in fixed-line, mobile, data and broadband. As one of the largest listed companies in Bursa Malaysia with an operating revenue of more than RM13 billion, TM is driven to deliver value to its stakeholders in a highly competitive environment.

The Group places emphasis on continuing customer service quality enhancements and innovations. Currently, with investments and operations in 13 countries around Asia and globally, TM is focused on sustainable growth in both the local and international markets.

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About Pernec Corporation BHD.

Pernec Corporation Berhad, hereinafter referred to as PERNEC, is a leading Malaysian Company providing total solution in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Malaysia and abroad with emphasis on its commitment to meet the customer's aspiration.

PERNEC has more than 1000 technical and professional staff in most areas of telecommunication services. It has extensive track record with TM in delivering large scale turnkey project such as switching, SDH, ADSL, integrated network management, fiber optic, payphone, next generation network and others. Please visit

About Ascade AB

Ascade is the global market-leader in Business Operations Systems for trading and exchanging voice traffic between telecom carriers. Our solution, Carrier Cockpit(TM) Suite, optimizes and automates all aspects of a carrier's wholesale and bilateral business while providing management with real-time business control capabilities.

Carrier Cockpit(TM) Suite, developed together with leading international carriers, is the most mature and widely used Business Operations System for managing the wholesale carrier business worldwide. Customers include Reach, Korea Telecom, PT Telkom, Taiwan Fixed Network, Telenor Global Services, Lattelekom, Elion, Allstream, Finnet International, Sunrise, Sri Lanka Telecom, Telekom Austria, MobileOne, Etisalat and more.

Ascade AB is a privately held company owned by founders and leading Nordic investment firms CapMan, listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and SEB Foretagsinvest, the venture capital division of Nordic financial services group SEB, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

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Source: Ascade AB

Henrik Anderberg
Ascade AB