HELSINKI, Finland, April 3 /PRNewswire/ --

- Comptel Solution Helps Comply With National Requirements for Data Retention of Voice Call and Other Services Data

Comptel Corporation (OMX Helsinki: CTL1V), the leading vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, announced today that Comptel Data Retention Solution has been deployed by Middle Eastern operator. The operator uses the solution to collect and retain data related to voices calls and usage of other services. This data can then be used by authorities to combat serious crimes, including terrorism.

Many countries around the world are enacting legislation that mandates the retention of data related to use of telecom services. For example, the EU Data Retention Directive came into effect last autumn. These data retention legislations can be very problematic and costly to implement from an operators' point of view, not least because of the wide variety of sources of data, and the huge volumes involved.

Comptel Data Retention Solution is a turn-key solution that includes Comptel software pre-installed on Sun Microsystems hardware. Comptel's field-proven and market-leading data processing software is used to collect and process the call data from the various networks. The collection and processing process is handled by Comptel's patented billing mediation software. The data is then compressed and stored in a database for quick and easy access when needed. Comptel's software has off-the-shelf features covering data processing, reporting usage and data handover auditing, low-cost storage and other authority-based requirements needed for a data retention solution.

Comptel Data Retention Solution was launched last year and this license sale was concluded during the last quarter of the year.

About Comptel Corporation

Comptel provides Comptel Dynamic OSS solutions, enabling telecom service providers to deliver services flexibly and charge them effectively. Comptel's expertise in inventory, provisioning and activation, mediation and charging empowers service providers to focus on delivering the innovative services. Established in 1986, Comptel has around 550 employees worldwide. Net sales were EUR 82.4 million in 2007. Comptel has provided solutions to 260 customers with 500 million subscribers in 85 countries.

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