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Hitcom Corporation Subsidiary Channel Telecom Inc. Hires New Chief Technology Officer.

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 1999--Hitcom Corporation (Nasdaq OTC:HICO), a facilities-based telecommunications company, today reported that its subsidiary Channel Telecom Inc. has hired a Chief Technology Officer, Gilles Ferland.

Highlights of Ferland's experience is as follows:

-- 1997-Present, Director of Computing and Audio-Visual Services at the Royal Military College of Canada

-- 1995-1997, Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada

-- Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Queens University obtained in 1992

-- M.A Sc. and B Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Laval University

-- Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers

Ferland's experience has been broad based, encompassing leading and directing an information technology department, designing and implementing a PC-based Debit & Calling card platform, preparing and delivering various lectures and experiments in his field. Ferland has been a member of many professional committees and has had various journals and papers published in the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

"The addition of Gilles to our corporate team and technology department is a great asset. With Gilles background in information technology and combination of telephony and computer engineering experience, Gilles will become an integral part of Channel Telecom and Hitcom as we grow our existing switching network. I am very excited that we are able to have an individual of Gilles' caliber working with us," said Rajan Arora, Hitcom's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Arora further added, "We will be working diligently in 1999 to expand and grow our existing switching infrastructure. Our aim is to add new switch sites in the coming months and integrate our technology in Canada and the United States to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency in our switching environment. This should allow us a competitive advantage as well as lower our cost of sales for our existing and future revenue streams."

About Hitcom

Hitcom Corporation is a facilities based telecommunications company that provides enhanced communication services and technologies to businesses and consumers in the United States and Canada. Specifically, Hitcom focuses on designing, developing and marketing Interactive Voice Response/Voice Processing Services. Hitcom markets its products through its subsidiaries One Plus Marketing Inc. and Channel Telecom Inc.

Hitcom is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol HICO. Hitcom can be found on the worldwide web at

Statements contained in this news release regarding expected financial results and other planned events are forward looking statements, subject to uncertainties and risks, including, but not limited to, the demand for Hitcom's products and services, and the ability of the company to successfully implement its strategies, each of which may be impacted, among other things, by economic, competitive, or regulatory conditions.
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