Tecnomen receives Fim 17 million order from Malaysia

TECNOMEN RECEIVES FIM 17 MILLION ORDER FROM MALAYSIA Tecnomen Corp. has received an order worth FIM 17 million from Malaysian mobile operator Telekom Cellular, which is part of Telekom Malaysia. Tecnomen will increase the capacity of the operator's voice mail system to accommodate the strong growth in the subscriber base for Telekom Cellular, which is expected to exceed 1,000,000 users before the end of the year. The order will be delivered before the end of this year. After the delivery, Tecnomen's share of Malaysia's voice mail market will be in excess of 60%. Tecnomen has delivered telecommunications systems to three of the country's five mobile telecom-operators. Tecnomen is also expanding the capacity of an existing prepaid system for another Malaysian mobile operator, now receiving a thousand new subscribers for its service every day. The expansions delivered during the summer and fall are worth over FIM 20 million. -In order to further strengthen our market position, we are also establishing a competence centre in Malaysia. The Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status granted by the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation will support the development of this centre, says Tecnomen's President and CEO Vesa Helkkula. MSC status is granted to IT and data communication companies operating in Malaysia who are playing an important role in developing technological innovations and providing employment for local experts. One of the major criteria for granting this designation is that the MSC status company commences product development locally. 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 thirteen customer service centres world-wide. Tecnomen is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges and is part of the Kyro Group. TECNOMEN CORP. Mr Vesa Helkkula President and CEO For more information, please contact: Vesa Helkkula, Tel. +358 9 804 78 799 Distribution: Key media Helsinki Exchanges ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/02/20001002BIT00870/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/02/20001002BIT00870/bit0002.pdf