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Siemens Announces Next Generation Exchange Solution to Help Service Providers Grow VoIP Services in Legacy Network Environments
[June 21, 2005]

Siemens Announces Next Generation Exchange Solution to Help Service Providers Grow VoIP Services in Legacy Network Environments

BOCA RATON, Fla. --(Business Wire)-- June 21, 2005 -- Siemens Communications, Inc., today announced its Next Generation Exchange (NGE) offering, designed for U.S. service providers that want to deliver unified data, video and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services without costly infrastructure changes to legacy time-division multiplexing (TDM) network environments that are growing obsolete.

"Service providers are looking for a cost-effective way to develop new revenue sources while at the same time gracefully displacing Class 5 network systems," said Joe McGarvey, a senior analyst with Current Analysis. "The NGE offering, which supports both TDM and packet voice services, is a logical first step for carriers looking to make a circuit-to-packet transition without disrupting existing service offerings."

A carrier-grade, open and standards-based architecture solution, the Siemens(R) NGE family consists of the Siemens SURPASS(R) softswitch platform, best-of-breed gateways and a comprehensive slate of integration services from Siemens. Scalable to more than 100,000 lines, the Siemens NGE portfolio provides for migration to the complete family of Siemens SURPASS IP solutions for the home and business. The NGE offering complements Siemens' family of SURPASS NGN solutions including Voice over Broadband (VoBB), Hosted Office(TM) (BC) and Voice over Cable (VoC).

"By preserving the costly access portions of legacy infrastructures, the SURPASS NGE offering enables the service provider to transition their outside plant to revenue-generating, packet-based solutions - at a comfortable pace," said Harald Braun, president of Siemens Carrier Networks, Siemens Communications, Inc. "At the same time, the solution helps drive down costs with self-provisioning and the consolidation of database and management interfaces."

About Siemens

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Thirteen of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 430,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States:

About Siemens Communications, Inc.

Siemens Communications, Inc., offers its customers a broad portfolio of communication products and services and is a leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. The company's portfolio ranges from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures and complementary services for enterprises, carriers and service providers. Siemens Communications, Inc., is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, visit

Note: SURPASS, Hosted Office and Siemens are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens AG, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens does not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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