NOM, an alternative telecom service provider in Poland, has awarded a contract to Suntech SA for delivering an Automatic Service Provisioning System for its wireless broadband network based on 4G WiMAX technologies. Suntech's innovative solutions radically reduces the time and cost of WiMAX service activation for enterprise and individual customers. This is the first such a system deployed by a Polish operator and one of the first such systems in the Europe. The system will be soon available through a global network of Suntech's partners.

WiMAX, besides LTE (Long Term Evolution) is one of the fastest growing 4G radio access standards. Broadband Internet and other telecom and multimedia services based on the WiMAX technology are already offered by 600 operators in 149 countries. WiMAX services are available globally in 620 million points-of-presence (PoP) including 82 million such points in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Several Polish broadband operators such as Netia, Inea, and NOM have already invested in this technology.

The innovative Automatic Service Provisioning System developed by Suntech radically speeds up the process of WiMAX service installation, activation and reconfiguration. The solution reduces the total time necessary for service delivery at the customer premises to 30 min. This makes the NOM offering very competitive and positions this operator as one of market leaders.

"To efficiently execute our WiMAX investment strategy and to increase the attractiveness of our offering to customers we have decided to reach for the solutions used by the leading US WiMAX operators. By implementing Automatic Service Provisioning Systems they have achieved significant costs reductions. We have decided to select Suntech as our vendor because it is a leading vendor of such innovative solutions on our market" said Georges Kuta, the CEO of NOM. This novel approach will allow NOM to significantly increase its market share.

Suntech's system helps to accelerate WiMAX rollout, allows for more efficient management of the whole network infrastructure, simplifies service provisioning and, in consequence, drastically reduces the operating costs (OPEX). "The cost of WiMAX modems and their installation at the customer premises account for nearly 60 per cent of the total investment in WiMAX networks (CAPEX). Our system allows operators to cut this cost by half." concludes Leszek Grzybko, a Director of Sales at Suntech.

The system will be commercially launched in December 2010 and the deployment will be competed within six months.

About Suntech S.A Suntech is a leading vendor of state-of-the-art OSS/BSS solutions for Communication Service Providers in Poland. The company has been established in 1996 and since 2008 is listed on NewConnect stock exchange. Suntech specializes in OSS/BSS applications for Cable Operators, Triple Play Service Providers, Mobile Network Operators, Alternative Carriers and ISPs. Suntech's products bring value to over 30 million subscribers. The list of Suntech's customers includes Orange, Plus, Aster, Vectra, Aero2 and other operators. Suntech is a certified partner of Microsoft and ESRI, the leading supplier of GIS platforms and applications.

About NOM. Niezależny Operator Międzystrefowy Sp. z o.o. (NOM) is an alternative provider of telecom and data services to individual customers and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). NOM services are delivered through state-of-the-art fiber-optic and WIMAX networks. NOM was established in 1999 as the first independent long-distance operator on the Polish market. NOM is wholly owned by EXATEL SA - an alternative carrier operating the second largest backbone network infrastructure in Poland.

Warsaw, 26 October, 2010