Bharti Telesoft Makes Roaming Simpler for SabaFon Subscribers

Nov. 8, 2006 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7 November 2006

New Delhi, India: Bharti Telesoft, a leading global supplier of core Value Added Services (VAS) platforms and Business Support Systems (BSS) for wireless and wireline carriers, has signed an agreement to deploy its RoamVantage platform at SabaFon, helping to deliver a range of roaming services that will increase service options for inbound roamers and enhance operations for the leading Yemeni service provider.

SabaFon will be able to deliver innovative roaming services that will extend the availability of roaming to all inbound roamers, regardless of whether they have roaming enabled with their home service provider or not. The Bharti Telesoft RoamVantage platform allows SabaFon to transition inbound roamers onto their roaming service seamlessly, with no, or very minimal, changes in dialing habits. Furthermore, the RoamVantage platform will enable SabaFon to offer competitively priced roaming services, due to efficiencies gained in the operation and delivery of roaming services.

“We are keen to attract roaming subscribers to our network and the RoamVantage platform from Bharti Telesoft help us achieve this. For inbound roamers who perceive roaming to be expensive, our new roaming services will dispel that impression, providing a convenient and easy-to-use roaming service. As an operator, we are also excited about the improved efficiencies we will gain from implementing RoamVantage and the solid base this provides for adding new roaming services as our business and subscribers demand,” commented Hael Saeed Anam, Roaming & International Affairs Manager. “We believe that these roaming services will enable us to reinforce our position as a provider of leading roaming services and innovative VAS, and more importantly, deliver satisfaction to our subscribers,” he added.

“We are very excited to be deploying our RoamVantage platform with SabaFon and believe that the roaming services SabaFon introduce will deliver great benefit and value to SabaFon and its subscribers,” said Sanjiv Mital, CEO, Bharti Telesoft.
Additional Information

About SabaFon
SabaFon was Yemen’s first GSM operator and began commercial operations in February 2001. SabaFon’s vision is to establish a strong, dynamic and flexible organization to serve and benefit the people of Yemen with the latest available GSM products and services. The company provides excellent quality of service and offers a broad range of innovative mobile services to all Yemeni customers. By building a state-of-the-art GSM telecommunications network, SabaFon will facilitate long-term economic growth in Yemen. The Roaming & International Affairs Unit at SabaFon, which introduces all new roaming services, is one of the top three performing units within SabaFon. For more information, please visit www.sabafon.com

About Bharti Telesoft
Bharti Telesoft enables wireless and wireline carriers to unlock the revenue potential of their networks by delivering best-in-class, Content, Mobile Commerce, VAS and BSS solutions. Bharti Telesoft’s flexible, carrier-grade applications span key areas of an operator’s business: Content Based Services, VAS, such as Messaging, Call Management, and Roaming, and BSS, such as Prepaid, Provisioning and Customer Care, and Billing solutions. Bharti Telesoft has extensive, proven experience in deploying solutions in over 50 countries, on 100+ networks, serving 150 million global subscribers. For more information, please visit www.bhartitelesoft.com

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