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Telecom New Zealand Taps ADC for Convergent Pre- and Post-paid Billing.

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MINNEAPOLIS & CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2003

ADC (Nasdaq:ADCT) (www.adc.com) announced today that Telecom New Zealand has selected ADC's Singl.eView(TM) convergent billing platform for their next-generation billing solutions.

Telecom New Zealand chose ADC's Singl.eView because it believes the platform is capable of dealing with all current and future billing requirements, which include convergent pre- and post-paid billing.

"Telecom will deploy the new platform based on consumer demand," said Sharon Bradley, billing delivery manager for Telecom New Zealand. "We chose Singl.eView because its flexibility and responsiveness matched our drive to provide more integration for customers - not just in terms of features and service but in all their contact with Telecom, with streamlined billing a vital part."

"Telecom New Zealand's vision is any telecommunications service, anywhere and at anytime, and they have very aggressive plans to make this convergence a reality," said Damian Wade, regional vice president of the Software Systems Business Unit for ADC. "This is what the future of telecommunications is all about, and it's exciting to work with a company that's so committed to customer service and convergence."

Singl.eView provides real-time authorization of voice, data, content and commerce services, creating a common, flexible, transactional framework across any network or service platform. Singl.eView eliminates the need for two separate billing systems for pre- and postpaid accounts, and supports instantaneous "pay now" transactions. It is the only commercially available platform that offers these various payment methods from one system. This allows end users to control these options through all available customer service channels, such as the Internet and directly through a mobile device.

In addition to supporting various payment options, Singl.eView simplifies the financial and transactional support needed to provide consumers with next-generation wireless (including 2.5G/3G), wireline and cable broadband services. Using Singl.eView, service providers can seamlessly manage the complex relationships with content providers that result from the convergence of voice, video, data and content services. It gives the service provider a single view of a customer regardless of services used or payment method. More information on Singl.eView is available on the web at www.adc.com/software.

On August 17, ADC also announced that Telecom New Zealand will use ADC's Digivance(TM) 50 watt 800 MHz digital hybrid fiber-radio solution in a new base station hotel architecture. The deployment will consolidate some of Telecom New Zealand's code division multiple access (CDMA) base stations located in the carrier's service area.

About Telecom New Zealand

Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (NZSE:TEL) (www.telecom.co.nz) was formed in 1987 out of the telecommunications division of the New Zealand Post Office, a government department. In 1990 Telecom New Zealand became one of the first telephony companies in the world to be fully privatized. Since privatization, its business has changed from simple telephony in New Zealand to complex communications throughout Australasia.

About ADC

ADC is The Broadband Company(TM). ADC offers high-quality, value-added solutions of network equipment, software and systems integration services that enable communications service providers to deliver high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services to consumers and businesses worldwide. ADC (Nasdaq:ADCT) has sales into more than 100 countries. Learn more about ADC Telecommunications, Inc. at www.adc.com.
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