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Cerillion Supports Launch of First Live HSDPA Network

London, 1st November 2005 – Convergent billing specialist, Cerillion Technologies, today announced it has completed implementation of its mediation solution in support of Manx Telecom’s new High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network. Cerillion Mediator was implemented on time and to budget, and integrated with the existing Cerillion CRM & Billing solution, enabling Manx Telecom to be the first operator in the world offering commercial HSDPA services.

“As our strategic partner for business support systems, Cerillion were the natural choice to support our HSDPA launch”, commented Chris Hall, Managing Director, Manx Telecom. “Our strong working relationship means that we have a trusted partner who can be relied upon to support our key business goals.”

“Mediation and billing are vital components enabling the commercial launch of HSDPA services”, added Tom Meageen, Commercial Programme Manager for HSDPA at Manx Telecom. “Cerillion have proven once again that they understand our business, supporting our tight launch timescales and delivering a cost effective solution in this crucial project for Manx Telecom and O2.”

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About Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom is the Isle of Man`s telecommunications provider, offering world class fixed line and mobile telephony services, closely integrated with the UK telephone number range. Manx Telecom`s ISP, Manxnet, offers a full range of Internet services and a portfolio of quality hosting products and services.

Manx Telecom has earned a reputation for being at the leading edge of telecommunications development. The company has invested over £50 million over the last five years in the Island`s telecommunications infrastructure and is committed to a further £30 million investment over the next three years.

Manx Telecom was one of the first companies in the world to offer broadband ADSL services to its customers and, in December 2001, became the first telecommunications operator in Europe to launch a live 3G network. 

The telephony and Internet services provided by Manx Telecom on the Island are backed up by highly resilient `self-healing` fibre and microwave links between the Isle of Man and the UK and Ireland. 

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