Nextel International Chooses LHS' ORYX Platform for Prepaid Wireless Services

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Nextel International Chooses LHS' ORYX Platform for Prepaid Wireless Services
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ATLANTA/BOSTON/FRANKFURT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 1999-- LHS Group Inc. (NASDAQ: LHSG - news; Neuer Markt: LHI) today announced that Nextel International Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nextel Communications Inc., has selected LHS Priority Call's ORYX® platform to deliver calling services to business subscribers in Latin America. Nextel will deploy closed group calling and prepaid services in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru. Nextel International is expanding its relationship with LHS with the purchase of the ORYX platform. Currently Nextel International uses LHS' BSCS for its customer care and billing services.

Nextel Communications, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of fully integrated all-digital wireless service. Nextel International, through its operating subsidiaries and affiliates, provides wireless communications services in five of the largest cities in Latin America and three of the largest cities in Asia. Nextel International's markets cover approximately 373 million people, with nearly 131 million in Latin America. Nextel International is the largest SMR service provider in Brazil and Mexico, and holds the largest SMR channel position in Argentina.

``Nextel is providing the type of next generation calling services that will help businesses connect with customers and colleagues more quickly and cost effectively,'' commented Lois Andreasen, vice president marketing, LHS Priority Call. ``Nextel chose our ORYX platform because it has the power to improve the functionality and delivery of services to its subscribers in the important Latin American market space.''

About LHS Priority Call Inc.

LHS Priority Call Inc., a subsidiary of LHS Group Inc., is a leading provider of open, distributed telecommunications solutions for next generation public networks. Through LHS Priority Call's ORYX platform, service providers gain the ability to market a wide range of enhanced services including prepaid calling, enhanced messaging, and unified communications. Organizations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and North and South America have chosen LHS Priority Call to deliver applications and services that meet the growing demand for sophisticated communications in new and evolving networks. For more information, visit LHS Priority Call's web site at www.prioritycall.com.

About LHS

LHS Group is a leading global provider of operating support system software and services to the telecommunications industry. LHS products range from pre- and post paid billing and customer care to enhanced services and acquisition software. They are installed at more than 300 customer sites worldwide. LHS has 18 global and regional partners (system integrators, international operators and equipment manufacturers) representing one of the largest implementation and support networks in the global customer care and billing market. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, LHS has major offices in Frankfurt, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Boston, USA; and Zurich, Switzerland. LHS is listed with NASDAQ (LHSG) and on the Frankfurt Neuer Markt Exchange (LHI). For more information, visit LHS' web site at www.lhsgroup.com.


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