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Vodafone India Selects MYCOM for Network Performance

MYCOM NIMS-PrOptima™ wins on scalability and performance

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain - 25 February 2013 - MYCOM, the leading independent provider of carrier-grade Service and Network Performance solutions, today announced that its NIMS-PrOptima™ performance management solution has been selected by Vodafone India for managing the 2G and 3G Mobile RAN, Mobile Circuit, Packet Core and Value Added Service domains of its national network of over 150 million subscribers.

The multi-million dollar contract covers Vodafone India's Mobile and Fixed networks with MYCOM's NIMS-PrOptima™ solution being implemented in its Super NOC (Network Operations Centre) for the primary purposes of providing performance reports, analysis, end-to-end optimization, capacity management, automatic performance alarming and automation across all network domains and technologies.

Vodafone India selected MYCOM after successful completion of a comprehensive tender process and live evaluation.

"Vodafone's commitment to delivering the best network quality and customer experience is second to none. Having a single performance management solution that spans across the entire network infrastructure supporting our 150 million subscribers is a critical requirement for us," commented Vishant Vora, Director Technology , Vodafone India, "MYCOM's NIMS-PrOptima™ will give us the ability to efficiently manage our entire network end-to-end, speed up the integration of new equipment and technologies, and also give us great flexibility in our use of network information to the benefit of our subscribers."

MYCOM's NIMS-PrOptima™ network performance solution provides out-of-the-box support for multiple technologies, domains and equipment vendors across access, backhaul, core and service networks. It processes very large volumes of performance, configuration and services data in near real-time, has advanced correlation, analysis, reporting and visualization modules, and is highly flexible via automation, workflow and customization capabilities.

"Vodafone India is a signature customer for MYCOM as the size of the deployment means that only a truly carrier-grade network performance vendor will be able to meet the scalability requirements," commented Payam Taaghol, EMEA MD, MYCOM, "We are proud of working with Vodafone India, an outstanding company with an impressive engineering and management team and by far with one of the most aggressive voice and data growth plans in the world today."

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MYCOM is the leading independent provider of carrier-grade Network and Services Performance Management and Advance Engineering Services to the world's largest Communications Service Providers. Its products, services and 700 staff are focused on delivering advanced network performance intelligence that enables CSPs to optimize networks, govern suppliers, rapidly launch new technology and services, and deliver high quality customer experiences.

MYCOM's NIMS-PrOptima™ product is used every day by thousands of engineers to provide near real-time, end-to-end and deep insight of Access, Backhaul, Core and Service Networks with out-of-the-box support of all major technologies, domains and equipment vendors. MYCOM's independent Engineering Services team has successfully partnered with leading CSPs for more than 15 years to deliver radio and core network design, planning, optimization, implementation and testing services. MYCOM's comprehensive knowledge and expertise is encapsulated in its products.

MYCOM was founded in 1997 and is privately-owned with 11 offices across Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

Further information about MYCOM can be found at www.mycom.com.

About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company has operations across the country serving around 150 million customers. Vodafone India has firmly established a strong position within the Vodafone Group too, making it the largest subscriber base globally. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone's success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.

Vodafone India in its long-term commitment to India has been providing innovative, customer friendly and reliable products and services by continuously differentiating itself with a strong brand, best quality network, unique distribution and great customer service. The company received the award for the Value services -Rural Innovation category for its Low Balance Services at the Telecom Awards by a leading business daily. At the India Retail Forum 2012, the company received the 'Best Modern Retailer award' in the mobile and telecom category. The company has been recognized as one of the 'Best Employer of Choice' in telecom sector by 'Great Places to Work' and in another survey conducted by Nielsen; Vodafone India was the only telecom player in the Top 10 'Most Exciting Youth Brands' in India. Vodafone Business Services has been awarded the "Best Enterprise Service Provider" at the Frost & Sullivan Awards for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. On the technology front, the company has also won the iCMG Enterprise & IT Infrastructure Global Excellence Award for its Business Intelligence (BI) transformation project.

At Vodafone, sustainability is an integral part of the company's mission and strategy, shaping the conduct of business every day. Since 2011, in line with its Group philosophy, Vodafone India became the first telecom operator in India to release an annual Corporate Sustainability Report for India - Footprints. Vodafone India was awarded the 'Green Telecom Company of the Year' at the Telecom Leadership Awards 2012 by a renowned media group recently and has also been awarded the prestigious "Golden Peacock Award" for corporate social responsibility for 2012.

Vodafone Group is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies with over 407 million customers as on September 30, 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.

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