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Atos Origin honoured as HP Business Partner of the Year 2006 in telecommunications


Paris, 19 December 2006 - Atos Origin proudly announces it has won the HP Business Partner of the Year Award 2006 for its outstanding commitment to HP Software and HP communications, media and entertainment (CME) business group. Partner of the Year Awards recognise worldwide partners that have excelled in sales, customer support, implementation and joint solution development of HP’s CME applications portfolio.

Atos Origin is recognized for its proactive offering in today’s evolving telecommunications market with its convergent value added services built on HP’s OpenCall technology. The solutions combine HP platforms and Atos Origin applications, and involve consulting and deployment services from both companies.

Cees de Jong, Senior Vice President Global Telecom Market at Atos Origin : “As one of the largest IT services providers in the telecoms market we are committed to deliver our customers market-leading services. Atos Origin is proud to receive HP’s accolade on our joint convergent value added services that are built to be user-friendly and easily deployable. The long standing cooperation between Atos Origin and OpenCall has resulted in the proposal of innovative solutions to key customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Tier 1 operators and strong operators in key emerging countries. Atos Origin will continue to work together with HP to leverage future opportunities generated by these successes”.

Ed Hutt, Vice President Global Alliances at Atos Origin concluded: “Atos Origin has a long-standing partnership with HP and is delighted to have received the 2006 Business Partner of the Year Award. It underlines the outstanding performance of our innovative solutions and continued commitment by both companies to a successful long-term collaboration.”

Atos Origin’s turnover in the telecoms industry is close to €1 billion. It delivers consulting (through Atos Consulting), systems integration and outsourcing expertise to 350 customers around the world, including major telecom operators in Europe such as France Telecom, KPN, Telecom Italia and Vodafone. Atos Origin has been active in the telecoms market for more than 20 years.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.


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