SingTel Deploys BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper as Foundation for Next-Generation Service Delivery Platform (SDP)


Leading Asian Operator Leverages Powerful BEA SDP Middleware to Expand and Manage Revenue-enhancing Services from Third-party Content and Service Providers

Core News Facts

1. To help accelerate the development and delivery of new innovative services, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has deployed BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper to underpin its next-generation service delivery platform (SDP).

2. Powerful Telecom Web Services, service level agreement-based policy enforcement and partner management capabilities of BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper enable SingTel to increase and manage new revenue-enhancing services.

3. By leveraging BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper, SingTel is evolving its existing SDP into a next-generation architecture, providing seamless integration with content delivery, end-user and partner management portals.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 12 -- BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAS), a world leader in enterprise and communications infrastructure software, today announced that Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), Asia's leading communications operator and largest multi-market mobile operator, has deployed BEA WebLogic® Network Gatekeeper at the core of its next-generation service delivery platform (SDP). Standardizing on BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper has enabled SingTel to create a powerful services layer which can help SingTel realize new revenue opportunities with their existing network assets by leveraging content and services from a wide ecosystem of third-party partners.

"We are committed to providing our customers with convenient, valuable and innovative services via wireless and Internet platforms and recognize that these services must be developed quickly and must function reliably in order to meet the needs of today's consumer," said Mr. Ho Siaw Hong, vice president of Consumer Mobile Engineering, SingTel. "By extending our service delivery platform, BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper enables our partners to build on SingTel's service capabilities in order to create these new services for our customers and enhance revenue opportunities for the company."

A key aspect of next-generation SDPs is that they allow third-party partners to access an operator's telecom network capabilities such as messaging, call control, charging, presence and location. To ease the integration of an operator's capabilities with third-party partners, including IT developers, BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper uses open, industry standards such as Java and Web services, as well as custom telco interfaces. With BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper deployed in its SDP to enforce service level agreements, SingTel can manage and control the increased partner access and can source new revenue-generating services from a larger pool of third-party content and service provider partners.

"Rapid technological change, combined with increasing consumer demand for innovative and personalized services, has created significant opportunity for the telecommunications industry. In this dynamic market, innovation, responsiveness and reliability are critical," said Mike McHugh, vice president and general manager of BEA WebLogic Communications Platform, BEA Systems. "We are delighted that SingTel has deployed BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper as the agile and scalable foundation of its next-generation service delivery platform."

SingTel Group is a leading integrated communications group in the Asia Pacific region with operations in 20 countries and more than 158 million mobile subscribers -- the largest mobile customer base in Asia outside of China. SingTel is also the largest mobile operator in Singapore with 2.13 million subscribers and 629,000 3G subscribers.

BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper is the telecom web services and policy enforcement component of the BEA WebLogic® Communications Platform family of communications infrastructure software products. It is a market-leading service access gateway (SAG) solution in service delivery platforms for telecom network operators and can be seamlessly integrated with fixed-line, mobile, IMS, cable or broadband networks. This powerful SAG solution is designed to help operators achieve cost and operational efficiencies and increase revenue opportunities by quickly enabling new, innovative, highly available and scalable services to be delivered leveraging the operator's existing network capabilities.

About BEA WebLogic Communications Platform

BEA WebLogic Communications Platform is a family of communication infrastructure software products designed to enable telecom network operators and communication service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively create, deploy and manage converged IP-telecom services. The product family includes BEA WebLogic SIP Server; BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper and BroadWorks, BEA WebLogic Edition. For more information about the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform product family, please visit http://www.bea.com/wlcom.

For more information about BEA in Telecommunications, please visit http://www.bea.com/telco.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA helps customers build a Liquid Enterprise(TM) that transforms their business can be found at bea.com.

About SingTel

SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.

With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly- owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms.

To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.

The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia's largest multi-market mobile operator, serving about 158 million customers in eight markets.

SingTel employs more than 19,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$13.15 billion (US$8.40 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.78 billion (US$2.42 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2007. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com/ and http://www.optus.com.au/.

CONTACT: Press, Andrea Ginsberg, +1-408-570-8645, Andrea.Ginsberg@bea.com, or Analyst, Joe Hnilo, +1-408-570-8314, joe.hnilo@bea.com, both of BEA Systems, Inc.

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