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7th March 2005

Co-operation Brings End-to-End IP SIP Based Calling Services, IVR, Primary Line Services and Real-time Billing for Event Delegates and Exhibitors

Los Angeles, CA and London, England - March 7, 2005 - IVR Technologies, a leading software developer for IP enhanced services and real-time billing, participated at the 21st Century Communications Worldforum as a solution partner providing its Talking SIP as the platform of choice for BT's sponsored VoIP calling demonstration.

BT selected Talking SIP to work in an integrated configuration with the Siemens HiPath 8000 IP-PBX and VegaStream 400 gateways in order to provide delegates with the opportunity to place calls from the event floor to the PSTN, as well as access other BT network based premium services.

IVR Technologies' Talking SIP is a robust, feature rich software solution that integrates an app server, a billing server and a media server into a unified solution. Talking SIP offers real-time interactive voice services and billing through a complete suite of service ready, revenue generating enhanced service applications. Talking SIP performs real-time call processing via SIP messaging and provides independent, script-controlled interactive voice response (IVR) prompting over the real-time transport protocol (RTP). Requiring only an Ethernet LAN 10/100 Mbps connection, Talking SIP eliminates the need to consume costly public switched transport network (PSTN) ports, while offering centralized intelligence to the network.

"We are proud to be working closely with BT, a recognized leader in global communications, to showcase our Talking SIP software at this years 21st Century Communications Worldforum. To have been selected by BT to be an integral part of their demonstration and to be deployed alongside such industry leaders as Siemens and VegaStream, highlights BT's confidence in IVR Technologies as a company and Talking SIP as a best-in-class product" said Barry S. Sher, VP Business Development, IVR Technologies.

When we were asked to provide and demonstrate VoIP from the event we needed a billing engine that would allow us to not only offer a service but also control costs using prepay billing accounts. After some rapid research, Talking SIP appeared to do all we needed so we approached IVR Technologies with less than a week to go and they demonstrated their flexibility and commitment to making this happen. Along with VegaStream, IVR Technologies was able to deliver a complete solution in very short timescales" said Gary Shainberg VP, Technology and Innovation BT Group CTO.

About IVR Technologies
IVR Technologies is an advanced software development company emerging as a leader in the SIP space for Voice over IP enhanced services and real-time billing.

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About BT
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions serving customers in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Its principal activities include IT and networking services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services.

BT consists principally of three lines of business:

  • BT Retail, providing a comprehensive range of communications and related services to over 20m UK consumers and businesses.
  • BT Wholesale, providing network services and solution within the UK to more than 600 fixed and mobile operators and service providers including the provision of broadband and private circuits.
  • BT Global Services, providing IT and networking services to meet the needs of multi-site organizations globally. BT Global Services operates in more than 130 countries and also offers international carrier services.

In the year ended 31 March 2004, BT Group's turnover was £18,519 million with profit before goodwill amortization, exceptional items and taxation of £2,013 million.

BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.

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