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MEF Certification Awarded to Intracom Telecom's OmniBAS Solution

Athens, Greece - 11 July 2011 - Intracom Telecom, a part of SITRONICS, today announced the certification of its Native Ethernet Radio platform OmniBAS to MEF technical specifications through a rigorous series of tests.

The MEF certification programs are designed to accelerate the deployment of Carrier Ethernet services worldwide by offering assurance to service providers that certified vendor equipment strictly matches Carrier Ethernet service requirements. The tests were conducted by Iometrix, the Forum's official laboratory committed to providing globally recognized and trusted certifications for Carrier Ethernet. The OmniBAS high-capacity microwave Ethernet solution succeeded in a number of comprehensive tests determining its readiness to deliver standard Ethernet services, and is now fully MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified.

"We are pleased to announce that Intracom Telecom's OmniBAS platform is now fully MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified." said Bob Mandeville President of Iometrix. "This certification recognizes the ability of the platform to deliver standard Carrier Ethernet EPL, EVPL and E-LAN services over microwave," he added.

Mr. DimitriSos Pantelopoulos, Head of the Research & Development department of Intracom Telecom, commented: "This certification, apart from ensuring OmniBAS interoperability in a multi-vendor environment, confirms Intracom Telecom's commitment to maintain its dynamic advancement in the carrier-grade packet wireless backhaul business."

Intracom Telecom has successfully developed and deployed its point-to-point wireless systems with numerous operators in Europe, Middle East, America, Asia and CIS. The company has strategically focused and is investing heavily in the continuous evolution of its wireless product lines. In the growing shift to broadband IP based converged networks, Intracom Telecom is incorporating the latest standards and state-of-the-art technologies in order to deliver cost effective wireless solutions that address the new requirements of its customers.

About OmniBAS

OmniBAS is a next generation Ethernet microwave backhaul, developed and manufactured by Intracom Telecom, offering for operators demanding a cost-effective and technologically-advanced solution for their transport and backhaul network. OmniBAS is best fit for cellular mobile operators, fixed license operators and utility companies. Enabling an evolved approach toward smooth all-IP migration, OmniBAS delivers new compelling services and expands customer base without additional expenditures. Traditional circuit-based services are seamlessly emulated with Pseudo-Wire (PW) technology and are delivered with assured high quality.

About Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom is an international telecommunication systems vendor operating in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Russia, the CIS and Asia-Pacific. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art products and solutions. Intracom Telecom has over 2,000 employees, operates subsidiaries in 16 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, Intracom Telecom is controlled by JSC SITRONICS (Russia) with 51%. JSC SITRONICS is the technology subsidiary of JSFC Sistema, the largest consumer services company in Central and Eastern Europe. Intracom Holdings Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake.