TECNOMEN DELIVERS UNIFIED MESSAGING SYSTEM TO LEBANESE FTML Tecnomen Corporation has delivered a unified messaging system to FTML Services Cellulaire Liban in Lebanon. The delivery includes Internet messaging, Text-to-Speech and Speech Recognition for 50 000 subscribers. The system has recently been taken into commercial use. The value of the whole turnkey system delivery is approximately MEUR 1.1. Lebanon is one of the first countries in the Middle East to open up competition in telecommunications. The Lebanese mobile markets are growing fast and the penetration rate is now over 18%. FTML, established in 1996, is Lebanon's leading mobile operator. "We are pleased to introduce the latest messaging solutions to the Lebanese market together with FTML. Lebanon's mobile market is one of the most advanced in the region and our system, converging internet, email, WAP and voice mail, will guarantee FTML's leadership in wireless messaging services." says Matti Kakko, General Manager of Tecnomen Middle East. Tecnomen has a sales and customer support office in Dubai covering the Middle East and Africa region. Tecnomen develops and markets telecommunications systems for telecom-operators and service providers around the world. Its core products are messaging systems, wireless Internet solutions, and prepaid and paging systems. Founded in 1978, Tecnomen has delivered such systems to over 50 customers. The company has 500 employees and twelve customer service centres worldwide. Tecnomen is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges. For more information, please contact: Matti Kakko, General Manager Tecnomen Middle East, tel. +971 4883 8268 or Sari Aapola, Director, Marketing, tel. +358 9 8047 8415. www.tecnomen.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/20/20010420BIT00230/bit0003.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/20/20010420BIT00230/bit0001.pdf