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BOSTON TECHNOLOGY SIGNS CONTRACT WITH JAPAN'S NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE (NTT) IN EQUIPMENT TENDER

 WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSTN) today announced that it has signed a development contract with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT) of Japan for landline network enhanced services. The development phase begins this month and is expected to continue over the next 12 months. This phase has an approximate contract value of between U.S. $8 and U.S. $10 million.
 Under the terms of the contract, NTT will provide funding to Boston Technology for research and development of an enhanced services platform, utilizing Boston Technology patented architecture, and for the development of certain applications which will be unique to NTT. The agreement also provides for NTT to license Boston Technology patents and other intellectual property rights. Boston Technology will be working with another vendor selected by NTT during the development process.
 NTT selected Boston Technology as a vendor through its Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Voice Storage Equipment tendor. This selection was made under NTT's Track III Procurement Procedures by which the telephone company requested proposals from domestic and international computer and voice processing companies.
 "We are very excited about the development effort that we are undertaking with NTT and their plans for offering enhanced services on their landline network in Japan," commented Dr. John C.W. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Boston Technology. "NTT is the largest telecommunications carrier in the world and represents tremendous potential for Boston Technology in the central office-based enhanced services market."
 Greg C. Carr, chairman of Boston Technology, added, "We are honored to be a partner with NTT in the development of these new enhanced services. With 140 million people, the Japanese market is enormous. This opportunity allows Boston Technology to take a preeminant leadership position in the enhanced services market in the Pacific Rim."
 Based in Tokyo, Japan, NTT is the world's largest telecommunications carrier. The company provides telephone, telegraph, leased circuit, digital network, and other related services that meet the diverse needs of its customers. It is also involved in related businesses, including terminal equipment sales, telecommunications consulting and operator information services.
 Based in Wakefield, Mass., Boston Technology develops, manufactures, markets and supports systems that provide enhanced voice and information processing services for telephone companies, wireless telephone service providers, interexchange carriers, other service providers, and large organizations worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Katherine Raphaelson, director, investor and public relations, 617-246-9000, ext. 3504; or Kim Carnesale, investor and public relations analyst, 617-246-9000, ext. 3550 of Boston Technology/
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