Intelliplus Group PLC
05 December 2002
For Immediate release: 5th December 2002
Intelliplus Group plc
Major contract with One World Interactive
The telecoms and technology provider Intelliplus Holdings, a division of
AIM-listed Intelliplus Group plc, has today announced a multi-million pound
contract to provide telecoms services to global content provider One World
The preferred supplier agreement marks a significant step for both companies.
One World will transfer a significant proportion of its domestic traffic plus
its ranges of marketing and premium rate telephone numbers to Intelliplus's
For One World, the move will consolidate services previously provided by
numerous telecoms carriers. It will also help deliver efficiencies and economies
of scale, while centralising control of previously fragmented service provision.
Intelliplus will reciprocate by using One World's range of international
telephone numbers. In addition, both companies will co-operate on special
projects, deriving cost benefits through the use of each other's networks and
specialist services in order to reach wider audiences. Many of these high value
projects are currently being implemented.
Chairman of Intelliplus Group plc, Mike Neville, says: 'Intelliplus is delighted
to have successfully won such a significant contract. We shall host the
majority of One World's UK traffic, and estimate the revenues for the business
we shall be hosting to be around £12m per annum. The agreement represents a
win-win situation for both parties, while One World will derive higher margins
and a more manageable solution than before. We see this as the start of a
broader partnership, where both organisations can work together to derive major
revenue streams and leverage the core competencies of each business.'
Jean Michel Alferi, Chairman of One World, says: 'Intelliplus and One World both
represent the next generation of communications companies which are driving the
industry forward towards new levels of performance and sophistication. Together
we bring to the market a potent force for change and new opportunities for
revenue stream development in the global telecommunications arena. This is a
significant step in the evolution of the industry.'
Notes to editors
Intelliplus Group plc (www.intelliplus.com) is an AIM-listed provider of
telecoms and web-based services. Its two divisions are Intelliplus Holdings and
Freecom.net. The Holdings division specialises in combining telephony,
technology and emerging communications applications to design bespoke solutions
for clients in the retail, publishing and media sectors. Freecom.net is one of
the UK's largest business Internet Service Providers (ISP) and specialises in
delivering web-based services to the SME sector.
One World Interactive (www.oneworldinteractive.com) has a global distribution
network for access and billing of interactive content and has nine subsidiaries
around the world. It is part of the Atlas Telecom Group of Companies, which has
a presence in seventeen countries worldwide.
Intelliplus Holdings plc
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