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BOSTON TECHNOLOGY SIGNS CONTRACT WITH NTT MOBILE AND SHIPS FIRST CO ACCESS SYSTEMS TO JAPAN

 WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSTN) today announced that it has signed a three year Product Purchase Agreement with NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (NTT DoCoMo) of Japan. The contract provides for NTT DoCoMo to purchase Boston Technology's CO ACCESS(tm) enhanced services platforms to offer enhanced services, such as call answering and voice messaging, to NTT DoCoMo's cellular customers throughout Japan.
 NTT DoCoMo launched their enhanced services offering on March 31, 1993 with print, radio and television advertisement targeted to cellular subscribers in Tokyo, Osaka, and the surrounding areas where the service is available. NTT DoCoMo's service allows cellular subscribers to receive messages from callers while on the phone or when the phone is turned off. The service is available to all of NTT DoCoMo's subscribers for 300 yen (approximately $2.75) per month.
 Boston Technology began shipping equipment to NTT DoCoMo in November 1992. The first CO ACCESS system was installed in NTT DoCoMo's laboratories for extensive network testing and evaluation. NTT DoCoMo plans to continue using this system to evaluate all new features and applications before deployment into the cellular network. Two additional CO ACCESS systems were shipped in January for installation in Tokyo and Osaka.
 "These systems represent the largest CO ACCESS systems in our product family and, we believe, the largest single voice processing systems in the world," stated John C.W. Tayor, Boston Technology's president and chief executive officer. "In addition, by delivering and implementing a CCS#7 signaling Protocol Boston Technology is demonstrating its commitment to the international marketplace for enhanced services."
 CCS#7 is an international signaling standard for switched telephone network communications, providing more powerful and sophisticated signaling capabilities. It provides for machine to machine communications between the different intelligent equipment nodes connected to the network, including the CO ACCESS system. The advanced intelligent network implementation, much more common in Asia than in the U.S., provides more advanced capabilities and public network services.
 Terry Dillon, senior vice president of business development, commented, "NTT DoCoMo has very aggressive plans for deployment of enhanced services. It was very important to work closely with them to meet their schedules and we are very pleased to have been able to help them launch their services correctly and on time."
 Dillon continued, "We are particularly excited about the cellular market in Japan because of the high market penetration of cellular phones there. It seems an ideal market for enhanced services, such as call answering and voice messaging, and we believe that the Japanese are more than ready for these services."
 NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. offers cellular services throughout Japan. The company was formerly a division of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Japan's national telephone company and the world's largest telecommunications carrier. Effective July 1, 1992, NTT Mobile became a separately, privately held corporation. The company is based in Tokyo.
 Based in Wakefield, Mass., Boston Technology is the industry's technology leader in providing network-based voice processing systems. The company develops, manufactures, markets and supports enhanced voice processing platforms for Regional Bell Operating Companies, interexchange carriers, long distance providers, cellular and international telecommunications companies.
 /NOTE TO EDITORS: CO ACCESS is a trademark of Boston Technology, Inc./
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 /CONTACT: Katherine Raphaelson, director, investor and public relations, 617-246-9000 ext. 3504, or Kim Carnesale, specialist, investor and public relations, 617-246-9000 ext. 3550, both of Boston Technology/
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