Elitecore Powers BSNL NetOne to Reach 5.5 Million Subscribers

AHMEDABAD, India, March 21 - Launched in June 2003, BSNL's NetOne Internet Services, is expected to reach 5.5 Million subscribers across India by 2008. Powered by Crestel solution provided by Elitecore Technologies Limited, NetOne is the only Internet Service in the country which allows BSNL's Telephone subscribers to access Internet Services without formal process of registration and renewals.

NetOne Services are currently available in 262 Class B and 1735 Class C cities and towns and enjoys strong subscriber base of 3 mn. NetOne's instant dial-up service is available at the lowest prices and highest flexibility. It enables every Telephone subscriber of BSNL to use Internet connection using his Telephone line without any formal process of purchasing separate Internet connection. A BSNL Telephone subscriber is simply required to connect his computer to BSNL Telephone line and dial designated number for Internet Access.

The NetOne services operate on highly flexible and scalable technology provided by Ahmedabad based Elitecore Technologies Limited, which also manages the operations of NetOne services. The revenue that BSNL NetOne has achieved using Crestel billing solution from 2003 till 2006 stands at around USD 16 mn with an addition of USD 4.5 mn every month.

"BSNL has its presence of dial-up Internet in 262 major cities and 1735 towns with tremendous increase in locations across India during the year 2006. Crestel ensures a single Internet and Telecom bill to the subscriber, thus providing the complete range of services for revenue and customer management", says Hemal Patel, MD and CEO, Elitecore Technologies.

Crestel's platform and automated operations can scale simply and efficiently to large numbers of network interfaces that has helped BSNL reduce operational costs to great extent.

"We believe that in country like India where the primary mandate is to increase Tele-Density and Computer Density, dial-up market will still grow by 2010 even though broadband market is growing at the same rate." says Nikhil Jain, COO & President, Elitecore Technologies.

Elitecore Technologies Limited is one of the largest providers of Data and convergent Billing solution in India. Its Premium solution Crestel successfully handles the billing and customer care functions of tier-1 telecom providers like BSNL and MTNL in India. It accounts for 90 per cent market share in the Internet post-paid dial-ups and more than 35 per cent share of the Internet prepaid dial-ups in India. Crestel's client list includes GSM and CDMA clients. Crestel holds a strong presence in the Asia, Middle-East and African regions.

For queries and product detail, Crestel personnel are present at Stand D-37 at Convergence India 2007, New Delhi being held from 20-22nd March, 2007.

About Elitecore Technologies Limited

Elitecore Technologies Limited is the global provider of convergent billing and Identity-based Internet Security solutions. Crestel is the convergent billing solution that meets the voice, data, video billing and customer care requirements of Tier-1 service providers. Cyberoam is the Identity-based UTM solution that offers Integrated Internet Security with fine granularity through unique user identity-based policies. With a strong R&D base and support center based in India, Elitecore has sustained healthy growth rate of over 75% since inception.

For more information on Crestel, please visit www.crestel.in

Source: Elitecore Technologies Limited

CONTACT: Media, Priyanka Shah, Executive-Marketing of Elitecore Technologies Limited, +91-79-26405600, priyanka@elitecore.com

Web site: www.crestel.in/

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