NTS Communications Deploys Network Management Software from Equinox Information Systems

Nashville, TN June 7, 2002 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that NTS Communications, Inc. has deployed Manager, a network management system for telecom carriers. The software was deployed across a five-switch network and complements their previously installed Equinox applications for real-time call detail record (CDR) collection, viewing, and searching.

"We chose Equinox due to their flexibility and commitment to meeting our needs," stated Don Sarchet, Vice President - CLEC Services of NTS Communications. "In response to our feedback, Equinox added new reports and created a customized utility to meet our specific requirements. Their willingness to tailor their software applications to our specifications was a big factor in the decision-making process."

Manager, an advanced traffic analysis system, helps carriers document network performance and activity in detail by analyzing actual call records to provide information unavailable from switch statistics. Using unfiltered billing records as source data, Manager enables carriers to effectively manage reseller accounts, verify routing and billing, and reduce losses through better network planning. With over 30 reports, easy-to-read summaries, and unparalleled network flexibility, Manager is a tremendous cost-defense mechanism for carriers in the competitive telecommunications industry.

"More and more carriers are dedicating resources to thoroughly audit the access bills they receive from the Local Exchange Carriers (LECs)," noted Jeremy Landa, who is responsible for North American business development for Equinox. "We are excited that NTS has selected Equinox to assist them in this important auditing process, and we look forward to working with NTS for many years."

About NTSbr /> NTS Communications is one of the largest privately owned long distance companies in the U.S. Founded in 1981 as a west Texas reseller of long distance services, the company now offers a variety of local, long distance, data, private line transport, data and wireless services to retail and wholesale customers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. For more information about NTS, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ntscom.com.

About Equinox
Founded in 1986, with hundreds of customers worldwide, Equinox Information Systems is a global provider of software solutions for the telecommunications industry. Providing a full range of software applications, which are backed by exceptional customer support, the company offers solutions in areas critical to profitability and network efficiency, including mediation, fraud detection, CDR and switch administration, and network management, as well as custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.


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