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Starhub Deploys Megisto Systems' Mobile Services Delivery System to Manage Prepaid Data Services.

HONG KONG -- Megisto and ITHL Provide Prepaid Control System to Leading Info-Communications Provider in Singapore

Megisto Systems, Inc., a leading developer of subscriber services switches, today announced that StarHub, a leading info-communications provider in Singapore, has deployed Megisto's Mobile Services Delivery System (MSDS) to carry out real-time prepaid and data charging to support the rollout of mobile data services to its prepaid customers.

To better provide for a growing demand for prepaid data services, StarHub required a solution to support real-time control for the launch of GPRS-based services to its prepaid customer base. The deployment of the MSDS enables StarHub to make real-time charging of its prepaid data services, including charging based on data volume, time of day, and customers' roaming status.

The MSDS supports the innovative delivery of premium mobile data content, such as premium screensaver downloads and personalized call tones, to StarHub's new prepaid subscribers. For example, the solution allows StarHub to manage prepaid customers' access to WAP/Web services based on the real-time account balance of the prepaid subscriber.

"As an innovative provider of information communications and entertainment services, StarHub is always on the lookout for ways to enhance our customers' mobile lifestyle," said Chan Kin Hung, head of Mobile Services, StarHub. "We are pleased that Megisto's MSDS is able to meet our requirements of a robust real-time prepaid mobile data charging solution, which enables us to extend the full suite of premium mobile data services to our prepaid customers."

"Clearly, StarHub is the leader in offering innovative mobile data services in Singapore, and the availability of mobile data services to its prepaid customer base has further strengthened its position in Singapore's mobile market," said Gordon Saussy, CEO, president, and founder of Megisto Systems. "Megisto is very satisfied to have been selected by StarHub for its MSDS after a thorough and detailed vendor evaluation."

Subscriber Services Switch -- Real-Time Control and Content Charging for Prepaid and Postpaid Subscribers

Megisto's MSDS is a subscriber services switch designed to link operator BSS with new data services from within the data plane of the network. The MSDS acts as a trusted delegate to an operator's BSS, providing dynamic control of subscriber sessions and real-time insight into content from a centralized point. The MSDS relieves operators of having to set policies across multiple network elements, enhancing their service control and charging flexibility, decreasing network complexity, and minimizing the chance of billing and charging errors.

The MSDS supports prepaid roaming, allowing operators to apply different rates and access control rules depending on the identity of the roaming partner. The MSDS also offers highly granular insight into content and events, allowing operators to charge differently for different destinations and Web URLs, to charge Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) based on message type, origin and destination, and to charge for applications on the basis of the source or type of application.

About StarHub

StarHub is a Singapore-based info-communications company providing a full range of information, communications and entertainment services over fixed, mobile and Internet platforms. It operates its own nation-wide broadband network that delivers multi-channel cable TV, data, voice and Internet access. StarHub added Digital Cable to its cable TV offering in May 2004 and will have its cellular 3G network ready by end 2004. StarHub was listed on the SGX-ST in October 2004.

Driven by a passion for listening and providing what customers want, StarHub endeavors to bring affordable and premium quality services with innovative and useful features to all its customers. StarHub raises the level of competition in Singapore, challenging others as well as challenging itself, to constantly introduce new world-class services at competitive prices. This unwavering commitment will further strengthen Singapore's position as a leading info-communication hub in the region. Visit StarHub at www.starhub.com for your communication needs.

About Megisto Systems

Megisto Systems develops and markets the award-winning Mobile Services Delivery System, an intelligent subscriber services switch that delivers real-time prepaid, content-and event-based charging, and subscriber service control. Megisto's MSDS is the only solution that provides the network intelligence and scale required to deliver profitable and personalized services to mobile data subscribers.

Megisto Systems was founded in May 2000 by an executive team with extensive experience in both entrepreneurial and established mobile wireless and networking companies, including Ericsson, Alcatel, Motorola, Lucent, Torrent Networking, 3Com, Level 3, Hughes Network Systems, and AT&T Labs. Megisto is headquartered in Germantown, Md., in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s high-tech corridor. For more information about Megisto, please visit the corporate Web site at www.megisto.com.

About Interactive Technology Holdings Limited

Interactive Technology Holdings Limited (ITHL), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a leading solutions provider in Asia Pacific with best-of-breed innovative solutions, enabling enterprises and telecommunications carriers to generate more revenue streams for their existing and new customers as well as to achieve the highest customer loyalty. ITHL customizes global technological influences into unique solutions to meet customer's specific needs. Interactive Technology Holdings Limited (ITHL) comprises four companies: IVRS (International) Limited, Interactive Technology Limited (ITL), Global Interactive Technology Pte Ltd (GIT) and Global Interactive Technology Sdn Bhd (GITSB). To learn more about ITHL, please check out our company website at www.ithlgroup.com.
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