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Zain selects Jinny Software as its supplier of Ringback Tone Server


Jinny Software supports Middle East and African mobile telecoms leader’s
rapid expansion

BARCELONA, February 11th, 2008 – Jinny Software, a leading supplier of personalised messaging and media processing platforms to mobile network operators, today announced it has won a group deal to provide its Ringback Tone Server (RBT) to leading Middle East and African telecoms provider Zain, formerly MTC. This framework agreement covers all the operations in the Celtel Group throughout Africa as well as Zain operations within the Middle East.

The initial deals will see Jinny Software implement and integrate its robust and ARPU-building solution into the Celtel network in Tanzania, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, with others to follow, also in early 2008. Initial orders will result in Jinny’s RBT being made available to nearly 16 million new subscribers.

Jinny won the deal to become one of Celtel’s preferred vendors for RBT after a very detailed technical and commercial evaluation.

Zain Group IT Procurement Manager, Simon Gurrey, commented, “We were already familiar with Jinny because of its work with Zain Jordan and Zain Sudan, and the positive feedback we received from the two operations. Jinny faced stiff competition from other vendors, however we were especially impressed with the company’s responsiveness, flexibility and transparency in all dealings we had with them. Their product has also a proven track record within our operations, which ultimately made our decision easier.”

Jinny’s Regional Director for Middle East, Africa and Asia, Aniket Deuskar, commented, “We are very proud of our achievement in winning this business with the Zain Group. This is a direct result of the years of hard work by all the Jinny team working with Zain, in ensuring the product is competitive commercially, both in terms of features and also in terms of its reliability. We look forward to working with all of the Zain Group and furthering our relationship with them.”


Notes to Editors
About Jinny Software -
Jinny enables network operators to deliver compelling personalised messaging and media processing platforms to subscribers that add value and increase operator revenues. The Jinny product range, built to open standards, is designed to drive converged messaging revenues. Together our Messaging, Media Processing, Filtering & Routing and Rating & Charging platforms give operators the opportunity to create innovative solutions tailored to the personal needs of their customers.
Jinny Software operates from its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and regional headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with sales offices in Rome, Rio de Janeiro and Kuala Lumpur. Jinny Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Acotel Group S.p.A, headquartered in Rome, Italy and traded on the Milan stock market (ACO.MI).

About Zain Group -
Zain (formerly MTC) is a leading emerging markets player in the field of telecommunications aiming to become one of the top ten mobile groups in the world by 2011. Zain was established in 1983 in Kuwait as the region’s first mobile operator. Since 2003, it has grown significantly becoming the 4th largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of geographic presence with a footprint in 22 countries spread across the Middle East and Africa.
As of 8 September 2007, Zain became the company’s new corporate master brand name. Currently, the company is present in 7 Middle Eastern and 15 sub-Saharan African countries with over 15,000 employees, providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 42.4 million active customers (as at 31 December 2007).

For further information about Jinny Software, please contact:
Barbara Murphy,
Marketing Communications Manager,
Jinny Software,
29 North Anne Street,
Dublin 7, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 887 2626
Fax: +353 1 887 2692

For more information about Zain, please contact:
Zain Head office
Shuwaikh, Airport Road, Kuwait
P.O.Box: 22244 Safat, 13083 Kuwait
Tel: +965 464 4444

For Zain media enquiries, please contact:
Maysa Zureikat
Media Relations
M: +962 7 99701435
T: + 962 6 580 3000
F: +962 6 581 5599


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