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Telcordia Speeds Service Delivery, Reduces Costs for AXTEL.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Mexico's Largest, Fastest-growing CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) An organization offering local telephone service that is not one of the traditional telephone companies. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allowed competition to the incumbent telcos (ILECs), enabling new companies (CLECs)  Uses Advanced Service Resource Management Solution to Manage Fixed and Fixed Wireless Network

Telcordia Technologies Telcordia Technologies, formerly Bell Communications Research, Inc. or Bellcore, is a telecommunications research and development (R&D) company based in the United States and created on January 1 1984 as part of the 1982 Modification of Final Judgment that broke up , Inc., a global provider of telecommunications software and services, today announced that AXTEL, the largest and fastest-growing competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in Mexico, has recently upgraded its Service Resource Management (SRM (1) (Storage Resource Management) The management of the storage resources in an organization in order to avoid duplication of files and to determine space utilization across all servers. ) solution in order to accelerate service delivery and better manage network operations across multiple markets. The Telcordia SRM solution, recently acquired from Granite Systems, will help speed the delivery of services over AXTEL's fully digital fixed and fixed wireless network. The solution is part of Telcordia's Elementive strategy, which is focused on delivering expanded solutions, products and services to meet customers' unique market needs.

Telcordia's solution manages a carrier's entire "network image" of sites, equipment, configurations and services. It is designed to enable intelligent automation of network design and assign processes and service provisioning, reducing provisioning times and operations costs by more than 30 percent. Its exhaustive inventory management functionality and automated provisioning The ability to set up new communications services for customers automatically. Carriers use automated provisioning to set up their network based on customers' requirements. Such systems control all network devices from a central console and greatly speed up deployment time from days to  capabilities will help enable AXTEL to deliver voice and data services, including fixed wireless access and radio services, up to 35 percent faster.

"Telcordia has significantly enhanced our ability to control capital and operational expenses during a period of substantial growth," said Andres Cordovez, IT Infrastructure Director of AXTEL. "This solution is critical to enable us to automate time-consuming processes so that we are able to deliver next-generation services faster, cheaper and better than our competitors."

AXTEL provides integrated local, long-distance, Internet and value-added services to Mexico's eight largest metropolitan areas, which represent more than 50 percent of all telephone lines in Mexico. Having worked with the former Granite Systems since 2001, AXTEL chose to migrate to the newer distributed platform late last year in order to accelerate service delivery and better manage network operations across multiple markets. The upgrade was managed and integrated with other AXTEL OSSs and systems by Hewlett-Packard, and the system went into production last month. AXTEL is working with Telcordia to track its network's physical and logical service resources, including its switched and transport network infrastructure.

"Carriers around the world need to bring services to market quickly and cost effectively in order to gain and retain a competitive advantage in today's market," said John E. P. Borden, President, Telcordia's Granite business unit. "Telcordia is focused on empowering customers with the solutions and services required to do just that. This is an essential part of our Elementive strategy and underscores our continuing commitment to meet the market's ever-evolving needs."

About Telcordia Technologies, Inc. (

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. By delivering on its Elementive strategy of providing flexible, standards-based solutions that optimize complex network and business support systems, Telcordia enables customers to aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia, a subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC SAIC - ), is headquartered in Piscataway, NJ, with offices throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Canada, Europe, Central and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. .

About AXTEL (

AXTEL is a Mexican telecommunications company See telecom company.  that provides local telephone services, national and international long distance services, data, internet, virtual private nets, and value added Value Added

The enhancement a company gives its product or service before offering the product to customers.

This can either increase the products price or value.
 services. AXTEL has provided Mexico with a basic telecommunications infrastructure through an intelligent net that offers wide coverage to all markets. At present, it is operating in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puebla, Leon, Toluca, and Queretaro.

AXTEL has brought to the market various access technologies that include fixed wireless telephony, point-to-point radio links, point-to-multipoint radio links, and fiber optics fiber optics, transmission of digitized messages or information by light pulses along hair-thin glass fibers. Each fiber is surrounded by a cladding having a high index of refractance so that the light is internally reflected and travels the length of the fiber , all of which are offered to match the communication solutions that its customers require.

Fifty eight percent of AXTEL capital is Mexican. The remaining 42% belongs to foreign investors, among which are, mainly, AIG-GE Capital Latin American Infrastructure Fund (LAIF LAIF Legal Aspects of International Financial Institutions (IMF)
LAIF Los Angeles Immigrant Funders Collaborative
); AIG AIG addressee indicator group (US DoD)
AIG American International Group, Inc
AiG Answers in Genesis (religious group in defense of Scripture)
AIG Artificial Intelligence Group
AIG Australian Industry Group
 Latin American Equity Partners; Blackstone Group; American International Underwriters Overseas Ltd., and Soros Group.

Telcordia Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of SAIC. Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements or industry results to be very different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.

Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 for the period ended January 31, 2003, and such other filings that the Company makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
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