Company Press Release LHS Signs Contract With Nextel for Customer Care and Billing Solution BSCS version 5.2.3 to provide billing systems and services for all Nextel's international properties ATLANTA/FRANKFURT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 1999-- LHS Group Inc. (NASDAQ: LHSG - news; Neuer Markt: LHI) announced today they have signed a three-year contract with Nextel International to upgrade all six Nextel International properties from 4.0.3 to the newest release of LHS' customer care and billing software. Along with the new functionality (BSCS 5.2.3), LHS will provide a comprehensive set of migration, development and on-site support services utilizing the Nextel International facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
By implementing the newest software release from LHS, Nextel International can ensure up-to-date enhancements, along with specialized features required for the iDEN (R) business market. Since Nextel International has operations throughout North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, LHS will provide the services using LHS facilities in those areas. The services will support Nextel's international affiliates: in the Philippines, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
``Nextel International has had a strong relationship with LHS, and is confident that LHS' products and services will enable Nextel International to take advantage of its differentiated service offerings in the global markets,'' stated Jorge Perez, vice president information technology for Nextel International.
``We are excited about working with Nextel International to provide the latest in Customer Care and Billing technology utilizing a unique migration process,'' stated Andreas Schenck, LHS senior vice president North America. ``Our BSCS 5.2.3 has the flexibility to respond to Nextel International's changing global business needs with a new set of features designed for the iDEN market''
Nextel Communications, based in Reston, Virginia, is the leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network covering thousands of communities across the United States. The Nextel National Network currently serves approximately 3.6 million business subscribers offering a communications tool with digital cellular service including an innovative speakerphone feature, text and numeric messaging services and Nextel Direct Connects - an instant digital two-way radio feature. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc., currently serve 92 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Nextel International has wireless operations and investments in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, the Philippines, Peru, Japan and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit Nextel's website at www.nextel.com.
LHS is a leading global provider of convergent client/server customer care, billing and customer acquisition software and services to the telecommunications industry. Its over 150 systems are licensed to customers in more than 70 countries, operating in 13 languages. LHS has 19 partners worldwide (system integrators, international operators and equipment manufacturers) representing one of the largest implementation and support networks in the global customer care and billing market. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, LHS has major offices in Frankfurt, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Boston and Miami, USA; and Zurich, Switzerland. LHS is listed with NASDAQ (LHSG) and on the Frankfurt Neuer Markt Exchange (LHI). For more information, visit LHS' web site at www.lhsgroup.com.
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