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Orascom Group and Roamware Partner to Deliver Innovative Mobile Roaming Services


o Groupwide Deployment of Roamware Solutions Assures Consistent, High Quality of Service for International Roamers

Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. ("Orascom Telecom"), the leading provider of mobile telephony services in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and South Asia, and Roamware, the global leader in roaming and mobile media solutions, announced today that they have successfully deployed a suite of roaming solutions in several Orascom Telecom subsidiaries in North Africa.

The solutions including Roamware's Virtual Home Environment (VHE) suite and Traffic Management solutions assures the highest quality of service for roamers into these networks, and for Orascom Telecom's subscribers who travel overseas.

"We are delighted to partner with Roamware to deliver high-value services to inbound roamers and to our subscribers who travel overseas," said Hany Riad, Commercial Product Development Senior Manager, for the Orascom Group. "Roamware's VHE suite of products has allowed us to deliver a seamless experience to inbound roamers. Call completion rates have increased significantly, leading to increased customer satisfaction and incremental revenues for our group properties. We have also deployed Roamware's Traffic Management suite in all our properties because it enables us to ensure that our subscribers roam on the networks that deliver high quality service and a range of services when they travel overseas."

"We feel very privileged that the Orascom Group chose Roamware's VHE and Traffic Management suites for all their properties in the MENA region. These products have been deployed in more than 100 mobile networks around the world, and it is estimated that they generate hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental revenues for these operators. We are confident that they will deliver similar value for the Orascom Group properties," said Bassam Madi, Vice President and General Manager of the MENA Region, at Roamware. "We are also very excited about the prospect of working closely with the Orascom Group on new product areas."

About Roamware
Founded in 2002, Roamware is the global leader in mobile roaming solutions and media-centric applications for mobile users. The company's voice and data roaming solutions are installed in 311 operator networks in 127 countries and generate more than US$2 billion in incremental revenues for mobile operators, whilst increasing their operational efficiencies and reducing subscriber churn. The company's innovative media applications allow consumers to discover, use, and share multimedia content, thereby enriching the user experience and generating incremental revenue for content owners and mobile operators. Roamware's solutions are built on the Roamware Service Delivery System (SDS), a platform based on open standards that enables seamless integration of multiple applications.

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About Orascom Telecom
Orascom Telecom is a leading international telecommunications company operating GSM networks in six high growth markets in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, having a total population under license of approximately 430 million with an average mobile telephony penetration of approximately 37% as at September 30th 2007. Orascom Telecom operates GSM networks in Algeria ("OTA"), Pakistan ("Mobilink"), Egypt ("Mobinil"), Tunisia ("Tunisiana"), Bangladesh ("Banglalink"), and Zimbabwe ("Telecel Zimbabwe"). Orascom Telecom has recently been granted the first commercial license to provide mobile telephony services in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ("DPRK") using WCDMA (3G) technology. Orascom Telecom had reached approximately 65 million subscribers as at September 2007.

Source: Roamware

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