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Upaid Systems Joins the Global Billing Association
 
  24th July 2001
   
  (PARIS – July 24, 2001) - Upaid Systems, the developers of the patented Upaid payment and settlement management platform, recently joined the Global Billing Association (GBA), "the voice and advocate of the billing professional." Through its membership in the GBA, Upaid Systems seeks to gain a clearer understanding of the billing and payment settlement issues affecting service providers today and to contribute to the GBA’s discussions and forums.

Antoine Leboyer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Upaid Systems, stated, "We are eager to participate and feel that our experience in developing a payment and settlement management platform that eliminates yesterday’s segregation of prepaid and postpaid wireless end-users will help the GBA further its goal of facilitating debate on issues facing the industry. Upaid Systems, like our fellow members of the GBA, seeks to encourage discussion on many of the challenges associated with offering new types of value-added services to all end-users today, such as prepaid convergent services and prepaid wireless roaming. We feel that we have much to learn from the GBA and much to add to the debates."

Alex Leslie, Executive Director of the GBA, commented, "It is always exciting when a new member comes on board, and we particularly welcome the involvement of Upaid Systems with its convergent billing credentials. I know they will have plenty to contribute, particularly to our discussions on next generation billing. It is very important that the debate encompasses as many opinions and areas of expertise as possible, so that the breadth and depth of our discussions provide truly useful recommendations to operators and service providers."

About Upaid

Upaid is a leading-edge communications software pioneer providing state-of-the-art payment, transfer and settlement solutions for advanced roaming and financial transaction processing.

Upaid enables wireless communications carriers, mobile Internet operators and financial & application service providers to offer innovative solutions to end-users for preauthorized communications services such as prepaid voice and data, prepaid roaming, mail and messaging, m-commerce, m-banking, person-to-person cash transfer and micro-payments. Upaid’s turn-key solutions are 2G/2.5G-based, engineered for 3G evolution and give mobile consumers more choice and better value for money.

The company has operations in Europe, India, the Americas and Asia. Upaid™ is a trademark of Upaid Systems, Ltd. For more information, visit www.upaid.net.


About the Global Billing Association

The Global Billing Association (GBA) exists to promote the interests of the billing professional, worldwide. It provides a forum for closer co-operation between service providers and solution providers, and its primary focus is to enable operators to take maximum advantage of new services. For more information, visit www.upaid.net.

Contact:

Mary Carol Harris
VP, Corporate Communications
Upaid Systems, Ltd.
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 36 58 58
Mary Carol Harris

Janet Nunn
Global Billing Association
Tel: +44 (0)1444 440006
Janet Nunn
   
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