LHS Group Signs Global Framework Agreement With Bell Atlantic International Wireless
July 21, 1998
Klaus Kleber (770) 280-3461 (USA)
ATLANTA/FRANKFURT/PHILADELPHIA, - LHS Group Inc.
(NASDAQ: LHSG) and Bell Atlantic (NYSE: BEL) today announced a
global framework agreement under which the parties have elected to
strengthen their existing relationship. The agreement defines the terms and
conditions under which LHS and Bell Atlantic will co-operate in the future.
Through the agreement, Bell Atlantic ensures that its wireless ventures
worldwide will benefit from the closer relationship with LHS.
Bell Atlantic is one of the world's largest international telecommunications
providers, with interests in operations in the US and more than 20 other
countries. Under the agreement, Bell Atlantic and its global wireless
investments will have access to BSCS product licensing and related
maintenance and support services from LHS.
Bell Atlantic says it has already begun helping five of its global wireless
investments gain operational and cost efficiencies by upgrading certain
customer support systems to LHS products covered under the new
"We have worked with Bell Atlantic in several of their international
ventures and we are very pleased to have a formal partnership
arrangement in place that will enable us to participate in,and contribute
to, Bell Atlantic's growth ambitions worldwide," states Per Axelsson,
Senior Vice President, Global Partner Sales for LHS.
"We're pleased to have LHS provide us another opportunity to leverage
our scale, scope, and experience in customer care, information systems,
marketing, and network management to bring significant savings and
operating efficiencies to all our major wireless partnerships," said David
Riffelmacher, Vice President-Professional Services for Bell Atlantic
Bell Atlantic is one of the world's largest wireless communications
companies, with domestic operations in 25 U.S. states and international
investments spanning Latin America, Europe, and Asia. For information
on Bell Atlantic's global operations, visit
LHS is a leading provider of convergent client/server modular customer
care and billing software and services for the telecommunications industry. Its
over 120 systems are installed in more than 50 countries, operating in 13
languages. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, LHS has major offices
in Frankfurt, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Zurich
Switzerland. LHS is listed with NASDAQ (LHSG) and on the Frankfurt
Neuer Markt Exchange (LHI). For more information, visit LHS' web site