Customer - Ufone press release
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Teradata Announces Sale of New 5550 Platform to Ufone - 6/19/2008

Islamabad Telco expands Teradata Warehouse

Contact: D’Anne Hotchkiss
Telephone: (609) 275-9325
E-mail: D'Anne.Hotchkiss@teradata.com

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan and MIAMISBURG, Ohio — One of Pakistan's leading GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) service providers, Ufone, has signed an agreement to expand its current data warehouse with state-of-the-art 5550H nodes from Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC ), the global leader in enterprise data warehousing.

The Teradata 5550 provides up to two times the system performance over its predecessors and is specifically designed to provide active data warehousing and real-time business intelligence. An active data warehouse enables better decision-making throughout the organization by providing information about the current status of business or customer activities. The expansion of the data warehouse system will enable Ufone to have a more comprehensive set of analytics that can be used to provide high-quality services and offer additional value-added services and packages catering to the needs of its customer 

At a contract-signing ceremony in Islamabad on May 15, Abdul Aziz, president and chief executive officer of Ufone, said, "This agreement is yet another attestation of our commitment to provide state-of-the-art solutions. We continue upgrading our systems in order to keep up with our promise of giving the best possible service to our valued customers." Aziz also added that as the leading telecom player in Pakistan, Ufone will continue to bring to the market technology that supports the company's vision for an efficient and effective infrastructure. 

"We see the strong market acceptance for the new family of platforms as further indication of industry adoption of the enterprise warehouse strategy. Virtually without exception, every customer we talk to is implementing or has plans to implement an EDW, and they put a high value on lowest total cost of ownership," said Darryl McDonald, chief marketing officer, Teradata. 

"It is heartening to see progressive organizations like Ufone using technology to make more informed decisions and strive for excellence in providing better value and services to its customers," said Khuram Rahat, managing director, Teradata Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. "We look forward to being a part of Ufone's growth plans as a strategic partner."

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