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eServ Joins Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program

SYDNEY -- 30 October 2000 -- eServ Limited, (ASX: ESV) a
Oct 30, 2000

SYDNEY -- 30 October 2000 -- eServ Limited, (ASX: ESV) a global technology company specialising in the provision of infrastructure solutions for advanced telecommunications services, announced today that it has joined the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program as a Packet Telephony partner focusing on enhanced services over IP networks for ILEC's, CLEC's and ISP's customers. Through its membership in the Cisco New World Ecosystem Program, eServ brings a range of innovative next generation VOIP (Voice over IP) packaged applications and experience in IN (Intelligent Network) call control to telecommunications carriers and service provider customers through its Packet Service Switch Suite.

"Entry into the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program is a significant milestone that will enable us to provide an integrated solution offering for the new world of packet telephony which is already presenting us with opportunities to capture new customers in this rapidly growing telco terrain," said Ian Buddery, CEO eServ. "This membership enables us to work more closely on joint product development and marketing opportunities to benefit our existing and new customers."

"eServ's Packet Service Suite enables advanced call service applications such as freephone, prepaid & VPN to operate across packet telephony networks while providing the foundation for next generation multimedia applications", said Ian McManamey, CTO eServ. Telco's and service providers using our Packet Telephony solutions will be able to rapidly deploy our range of innovative applications or use existing services running on other network technologies over a packet network".

"The Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program delivers the power of choice to service providers with end-to-end solutions comprised of our members best-of-breed technologies," said Steve Hoch, Director, Service Provider Marketing at Cisco. "Customers who deploy solutions provided by Cisco New World Ecosystem members such as eServ benefit from industry leading-technologies and innovative, integrated products, accelerating their time to market with New World services.

Delivering Integrated End-to-End Solutions through Strategic Business Partnerships

The Cisco New World Ecosystem is a community of technology partners enabling service providers to rapidly deploy innovative networking services. Cisco and its partners offer a wide range of Solutions for Packet Telephony, Voice Applications, OSS/BSS, Broadband Access and Solution Integration/Deployment. Cisco New World Ecosystem partners support open, standards-based architectures and a shared commitment to interoperable, multi-vendor solutions. Membership in the Cisco New World Ecosystem is offered to companies that demonstrate leading-edge capabilities and present mutual business opportunities.

About eServ Ltd.

eServ Ltd. (ASX : ESV), is a worldwide supplier of telephony network infrastructure & services. eServ specialises in the architecture, design & implementation of large-scale Intelligent Networking environments. eServ's telecommunications network software is in use in the public networks of leading operators across Europe, North America & Asia-Pacific.

eServ has a differentiated Intelligent Network offering that enables it to seamlessly deliver network services on Circuit based (traditional switched) and Packet switched (IP) networks.

Headquarters in Sydney, Australia, eServ (known as eServGlobal outside Australia) has offices in Boston USA, Hong Kong China, Ipswich UK, Brussels Belgium, Wellington New Zealand, Brisbane and Melbourne Australia.

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