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Teligent provides PLDT/SMART with a revolutionary convergent platform


May 31, 2006

The leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, PLDT/SMART, has recently launched its first services on the Teligent P90/E convergent platform. This new platform allows PLDT/SMART to swiftly and cost efficiently introduce new services, packages and service bundles to its customers. The platform allows PLDT/SMART to rate and charge all calls in real-time on the fixed network and holds the prospect for future convergence with mobile and other services.

As a true convergent platform it also enables seamless integration with NGN/VoIP and mobile networks hence this is an important first step to achieve true service and network convergence as a path towards IMS.

“The Teligent platform really gives us the possibility to react fast on the market, stay ahead of the competition and maximise our investments. At the same time the platform will grow with IP based technologies when NGN and IMS enter the networks,” says Don J Rae of PLDT/SMART.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the incumbent and dominant fixed network carrier in the Philippines. SMART is a wholly owned subsidiary and the mobile arm of the company group. Together this leading telecommunications provider has over 2 million fixed and more than 20 million mobile customers. Since launching its GSM service in 1999, SMART has introduced a number of world-first wireless services and has been awarded several international prizes for their innovative service approach.

“PLDT/SMART has gained international recognition for their service offerings and fast deployments. I am proud that this well-renowned carrier has invested in our core technology and that Teligent plays a key role in their future service developments,” says Tomas Duffy, CEO and President of Teligent.

The launched services are a subset of last year’s substantial deal with PLDT/SMART (at the time confidential at the customer’s request). The initial frame agreement was for base installations of the Teligent P90/E platform, together with a company-wide network usage license. Another part of the agreement concerned NGN platforms for the mobile network.

Teligent’s deliveries are based on the patented telecom platform, Teligent P90/E, which separates network signalling, service execution and presentation to end-users. It conforms to the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), and is adapted for use in a wide variety of networks, from traditional fixed and mobile networks to the emerging market of VoIP based next generation networks. The Teligent P90/E is used in various configurations by a large number of leading carriers in the international telecommunications market, including BT, Cingular, Telefónica, Telekom Malaysia, TeliaSonera, Verizon and Vodafone.

For further information, please contact:
Tomas Duffy, CEO & President
Teligent AB
Tel. +46-(0)8 520 660 50

Mikael Jigmo, President Asia Pacific
Teligent Pte Ltd
Tel. +65 6394 7011


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