British Telecom
BT is one of Europe's leading providers of telecommunications services. Its principal activities include local, national and international telecommunications services, higher-value broadband and internet products and services, and IT solutions. In the UK, BT serves over 21 million corporate and residential customers with more than 28 million exchange lines, as well as providing network services to other licensed operators.
BT's group strategy is to create value for shareholders through being the best provider of communications services and solutions for everybody in the UK, and for corporate customers in Europe, achieving global reach through partnership.

Founded in 1971, Dura-Line has become the world's largest supplier of a diversified range of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, duct and conduit products used by the Telecommunications, Cable Television, Electric Power, and Water and Natural Gas Industries.
It supplies ducts to more than 60 countries worldwide from its manufacturing locations in USA, Mexico, Spain, Czech Republic, India, China and Brazil. Dura-Line's HDPE ducts are pre-lubricated with patented solid lubricant SILICORE(TM) which significantly reduces friction between the cable and duct during installation and allows fast upgrade or replacement in the future. Noted as being the first supplier of fibre optic sub-duct in the United States in 1981 and the developers of SILICORE®, the world's first duct co-extruded with a super slick permanent lining, we are a global company serving our customers from manufacturing and distribution facilities located around the world. Our products are manufactured using Quality Systems administered by ISO-9000 guidelines. Dura-Line is proud to be part of Emerson Telecommunications Products and is committed to providing products and services that exceed our customer's requirements.

Dura-Line Corporation
Division of Emerson Network Power
Address: 835 Innovation Drive
Knoxville, TN 37932
United States of America
Tel: +1 (865) 218 3460
Fax: +1 (865) 218 3462

Dura-Line CT s.r.o.
Address: U pisaku 1
763 62 Tlumacov
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 (577) 199 111
Fax: +420 (577) 199 100

EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was established in 1991 when communism was crumbling in central and Eastern Europe and ex-soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector in a democratic environment. Today the EBRD uses the tools of investment to help build market economies and democracies in 27 countries from central Europe to central Asia.
The EBRD is the largest single investor in the region and mobilises significant foreign direct investment beyond its own financing. It is owned by 60 countries and two intergovernmental institutions. But despite its public sector shareholders, it invests mainly in private enterprises, usually together with commercial partners.
It provides project financing for banks, industries and businesses, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. It also works with publicly owned companies, to support privatisation, restructuring state-owned firms and improvement of municipal services. The Bank uses its close relationship with governments in the region to promote policies that will bolster the business environment.
The mandate of the EBRD stipulates that it must only work in countries that are committed to democratic principles. Respect for the environment is part of the strong corporate governance attached to all EBRD investments.

Emerging Markets Monitor
Emerging Markets Monitor is a 20-page weekly brief providing political and economic analysis, together with specific forecasts on foreign exchange, bonds and equities across global emerging markets, relied upon by financial professionals and investment managers. Emerging Markets Monitor (EMM) has become a leading source of weekly intelligence on foreign exchange, equities and bonds across global emerging markets, covering Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS, the Middle East and Africa. Each week, the award winning treasury team analyses market movements, providing clear asset class recommendations backed by in-house macroeconomic forecasts. Need to know (but hard to find) latest news, analysis and strategy on more than 64 global emerging markets. Exclusive comment and analysis on latest market developments from the world's leading analysts, economists, traders and investment managers, representing: ABN Amro, Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Daiwa, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, HSBC, ING Barings, JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Moody's, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Nomura International, Standard Chartered, Standard & Poor's, UBS Warburg. Currency snapshots providing explicit short- and medium-term currency forecasts, backed by two-year macroeconomic forecasts. An Industry News section which details the latest people moves and industry events across global emerging markets, as well specific trade ideas. Portfolio Strategies highlights how and into which asset classes’ portfolio managers are investing their funds. Financing and Credit Record alerts subscribers of new sovereign and corporate debt issuance, as well as the latest news on IPOs, M&As, and privatisations. Weekly data on foreign exchange, bonds and equities for all key emerging markets.

Global Wireless
In January 1998, the wireless communications industry saw the debut of a truly unique source of information. The creators of the leading U.S. wireless communications publication, RCR Wireless News, launched Global Wireless, a publication that communicates with a truly global mindset by providing solid international information featuring in-region and in-country editorial coverage. Met with much critical acclaim, Global Wireless is charging forward by transforming itself into an online news source for the global wireless industry. It offers weekly and breaking news updates from journalists based around the world reporting on mobile developments within their countries and regions.

Globall Wireless editorial mission
Global Wireless, published six times a year, provides analysis, data and news on international wireless markets, the wireless Internet, industry players, technology trends and product developments. Focused on the mobile wireless segment of the industry, it covers broadband, cellular, data, Internet, satellite, paging, personal communications services, trunked radio, wireless local loop and related services. Global Wireless is written for the world's wireless network operators and serves as a business reference tool for key decision makers at those companies, giving them specialized information for business planning in local markets, region-wide and worldwide.

IBS Research & Consultancy
IBS assists leading local and international companies to build their businesses in Turkey and Central Asia. Established in 1985, it remains an independent operation, committed to providing its clients with the highest quality of service. Over half of its work is following-on business for existing clients. IBS is composed of the following:
IBS Research & Consultancy has worked for seven of the top 12 companies in the US and seven of the top 10 in Europe, many on a repeat basis. The 2,000 projects carried out to date by our specialist staff include all commercially significant sectors, ranging from energy and automotive, through to construction and telecommunications. IBS Research & Consultancy are Specialists in researching and monitoring developments in industry and services. IBS’s advisory services include:
Partner Identification
Corporate Partnerships&Alliances
Privatization Work
Independent Company Valuations
Strategic Business Reviews
Market Analysis and Entry Strategy
Competition Analysis
Business Plans and Feasibility Studies
For further details, please contact: Burhan Tekdemir, Marketing Manager Tel: +90 (212) 252 24 60, Fax: +90 (212) 252 24 30

Intelsat Ltd.
Intelsat, Ltd. offers telephony, corporate network, video and Internet solutions around the globe via capacity on 25 geosynchronous satellites in prime orbital locations. Customers in approximately 200 countries rely on Intelsat satellites and ground resources for quality connections, global reach and reliability. For more information, visit

The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, one of the first satellite operators in the world history, was established in November 1971 when nine countries signed an agreement on the establishment of a global satellite communications system.
Intersputnik is an open intergovernmental organization that can be joined by the government of any state. Today, the Organization’s membership has grown to 24 countries.
Intersputnik is widely recognized throughout the world. Cooperation with international and regional organizations such as the UN, ITU, UNESCO, and APSCC is the most important element of the Organization's policy.
Intersputnik provides its customers in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean regions with space segment capacity for a wide range of telecommunications services, including television and radio broadcasting, occasional-use video services, voice/data exchange and videoconferencing in international, domestic and regional public-access and dedicated networks.
Intersputnik offers consultations on terrestrial network design and integration tailored to customers’ unique requirements, arranges tests for earth stations commissioning and assists customers in acquiring the required earth station radio equipment.
Unlike most treaty organizations, you do not have to be a member to access the system. Intersputnik provides direct-access services to all licensed operators without any discrimination.
Intersputnik’s customers are state-run and private telecommunications and broadcasting companies as well as service providers the world over.
Today, Intersputnik in cooperation with major Russian spacecraft manufacturers and launch service providers is implementing a new satellite communications project called Intersputnik-100M. The main idea is to use low-cost small geostationary satellites for international, domestic and regional communication services. The satellites will be deployed in Intersputnik’s orbital positions as well as in the orbital positions filed by the administrations of countries interested in establishing cost-effective domestic communications networks using their own satellite.

Investor Turkey
Investor Turkey is the only unique reference publication on the Turkish economy, political agenda, macro and micro-economic evaluations, financial and capital markets, energy sector investments, telecom markets and regulations and new economy and privatisation process in Turkey. Investment professional, CEO’s and public administrators of Turkey and the professional of International Investment banks, credit ratings agencies, multinational finance centres, investment decision makers are our readers subscribers and authors.

MediaRing is a leading communications company at the forefront of Internet telephony technology. It owns five US patents and has more than a dozen patents pending. MediaRing brings high-quality voice services to carriers, enterprises, service providers, and consumers worldwide.
It has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in San Jose (California), Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo and Malaysia.
In 1999 MediaRing was listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange and is traded under the symbol 'MRNG.SI'.
MediaRing's global interconnected infrastructure allows call terminations in more than 200 countries, twenty-four hours a day, and seven days a week.

Kazvkaz is an Internet news site and portal for the Caucasus Region. Kazvkaz web covers all current news affairs including politics, business and entertainment in all the countries in this region.

Middle East Communications
Established in 1986, Middle East Communications enjoys a reputation second to none, and has for 14 years delivered timely information and data to senior management and technical staff in organisations that operate and supply both public and private communications services.

New Skies Satellites
New Skies Satellites (AEX, NYSE: NSK) is one of only four fixed satellite communications companies with truly global satellite coverage, offering video, voice, data and Internet communications services to a range of telecommunications carriers, broadcasters, large corporations and Internet service providers around the world. New Skies has five satellites in geosynchronous orbit and ground facilities around the world. In addition to NSS-7, the company also has two new spacecraft under construction, which are planned to serve the Americas and Asia. In line with its growth strategy, the company has secured certain rights to make use of four additional orbital positions. New Skies is headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, and has offices in London, Johannesburg, New Delhi, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. Additional information is available at

NewsBase Limited
NewsBase Ltd has been providing timely and accurate business and economic news, analysis and intelligence from the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe since 1995. NewsBase customers include industrials with interests in emerging markets, investment banks, consultancies, government agencies, law firms, accountancies, academics and economists.

OPIC's mission is "to mobilize and facilitate the participation of United States private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed countries and areas, and countries in transition from non-market to market economies, thereby complementing the development assistance objectives of the United States …"
OPIC accomplishes this mission by assisting U.S. investors through four principal activities designed to promote overseas investment and reduce the associated risks:
insuring investments overseas against a broad range of political risks;
financing of businesses overseas through loans and loan guaranties;
financing private investment funds that provide equity to businesses overseas; and
advocating the interests of the American business community overseas.
As a part of its overall mission, OPIC advocates on behalf of U.S. business clients that have made long-term investments in emerging markets and developing nations. OPIC also works with host country governments to help create economic climates that attract U.S. investment, facilitating the
Over the agency’s 29-year history, OPIC has supported $138 billion worth of investments that will generate $63.6 billion in U.S. exports and create nearly 250,000 American jobs. OPIC projects have also helped developing countries to generate over $10 billion in host-government revenues and create nearly 668,000 host-country jobs.
All of OPIC’s guaranty and insurance obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America.

Telecom Company of Iran (TCI)
At the present time the TCI carries out all affairs related to mobile, data and in infrastructure communication it self through affiliated departments and affairs of urban telephone carried out through 28 telecommunication companies of provinces affiliated to TCI with regard to article 124 of law for third plan and approval of the cabinet about changing of TCI to special mother company of telecommunication and for expansion , variety and high volume of executive activities of TCI, it is proposed to transfer executive activities of TCI to affiliated companies so that TCI without routine executive problems as special head quarters, manages all affairs of policy making, plan and program, coordination and supervision, standard preparation and financial, economic and composed budget of affiliated companies. So the affairs related to infrastructure of network, mobile and data communication are going to be changed to independent companies the affairs of data and mobile communication that with regard to new technology and increasing demand of the country are very important and the volume of their activities is increasing need suitable ground to sustain and grow in the future market and their functions either from aspects of technical and services to people or economic and financial to be clear so that it could be possible to evaluate accurately related functions of managements and innovation and creativity could be to come out. For this achievement that it is recommended to revise and reform of articles of association, affairs related to infrastructure network and data communication are carried out by above mentioned companies.

Starting from 1992 Peter-Service develops wide range of telecom billing and customer care solutions. Peter-Service convergent product offerings include Retail Customer Care and Billing, Wholesale & Interconnection Billing, Roaming Billing and Calling Card.
These products can be installed individually or implemented as pre-integrated solutions customized for wireless, wire line or wholesale carriers, VNOs and ISPs.
Peter-Service products have unique features that allow communications companies to improve business efficiency and increase revenue through rapid deployment of services and reduced costs.
Today Peter-Service possesses technological leadership and experience on large-scale telecommunication projects. The company has about 30 installations in 6 countries of the world.

Founded in 1991, our mission has always been to provide the most cost-effective, highest-quality scalable wireless communications solutions to the network operators who need them most, especially in the emerging markets often forgotten by larger providers.
Early on, we recognized that wireless operators need solutions that could be quickly deployed, operate easily and allow software based provisioning and control -- delivering fast time to revenue. The solution would need to support evolving wireless technologies so operators can always upgrade the existing wireless infrastructure due to technology, capacity or reliability requirements - while still supporting their existing customer base.
With our strong base of engineering, management and business development experience -- we've been able to deliver complete turn-key wireless mobility networks. TECORE’s turn-key solutions allow wireless operators to cost-effectively build regional and country-wide networks. Used in migrating existing networks or building new ones, our solutions include a multi-protocol MSC, integrated HLR, software-defined GSM/GPRS, CDMA, TDMA spectrum efficient and backhaul FreeTM base stations integrated Prepaid, SMSC, and voicemail and unified messaging systems.
With over twenty-five systems worldwide Tecore has also achieved certification to the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 Quality Standard. Named one of the "20 firms for the next generation" by Wireless Week, Tecore, is a global leader in converging wireless and IP networks and wireless enterprise systems solutions.
The company's AirCore System supports the Mobile Switching Centre (MSC), Home Location Register (HLR), Visitor Location Register (VLR), Authentication Centre (AuC) and fully integrated short message service centre, prepaid system, in a single, extremely compact unit. The AirCore System is also the only MSC switching solution for emerging markets to simultaneously support GSM/GPRS, CDMA and TDMA as well as support for GSM and ANSI-41 networks.

Transtelecom is a new name in telecommunications, although its founder, Genesys Labs and it’s strategic partners, such as Nortel Networks are well known in the world, Transtelecom’s sister company, Transnet A/O, has been providing EFT services in Moscow since 1992, is well known in the city.
For telecommunication projects, Transtelecom offers a consortium of the most advanced and experienced hardware and software providers. Where possible, Transtelecom has invested in its own service facilities, but where other providers were required, for example, to provide international communication backups, Transtelecom has formed partnerships with the most reliable providers to ensure the quality and consistency of service.
To mention only few of them, Transtelecom has come to the strategic agreement with Sovintel, Directnet and working relationships with MGTS and Rosetelecom. We believe our consortium offers you the most reliable, competitive and quality conscious solution available in Russia to-day.
The Transtelecom consortium bases its services on the most advanced state-of-the-art digital technology, including intelligent Nortel Networks switches, wide-band fibre-optic SDH networks, international fibre-optic and satellite communications, and the most advanced software products. Transtelecom’s telephone network is fully integrated with the local MGTS Moscow PSTN for direct connections on a local base, and through the gateway of other Moscow telephony companies - for inter-city connections within all-Russia and the CIS countries. International communications are provided with help of leased fibre-optic direct international links of other Telephone Operators and, also, telephone and data transmission will be routed via Transtelecom’s own Moscow - USA satellite link.
Our arrangements, and those of our partners offer you the highest quality information and communications services available both nationally and internationally with 100% network redundancy, unauthorized access security and flexibility for future technologies
Transtelecom has the rule to establish its tariffs at the most cost effective level in comparison with the tariffs for the same services of Moscow’s main telecommunication service providers. The benefits that Transtelecom are offering are not only the most cost effective supply of services, but also the comprehensive range of communication services, including the latest advances of IT and telecommunication industries.
Value added services provided by Transtelecom include connecting the customers to Internet, installation of new software products such as computer-telephone integration, voice mail, call management, call centres, etc.

Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Þ.
Türk Telekom is Turkey’s incumbent operator which provides national and international telecommunications services throughout the country.
Operating one of the largest public switched telephone networks in the world with 21.5 million installed access lines; Turk Telekom has proved to be one of the leading telecom companies in the world as a domestic and international satellite operator with 3 communication satellites presently in orbit.
Turk Telekom is one of the most profitable Turkish enterprises and had a pre-tax profit reaching almost US$ 1.5 billion last year.
Turk Telekom continues its intensive activities as a telecommunications bridge between north and south and east to west, and is also preparing for a fully liberalised telecommunications environment

Tyco Electronics
There is no industry that evolves as rapidly as electronics. Technologies, processes, products and companies all move from dynamic new development to industry standard to historical footnote at a pace that can seem almost instantaneous.
The knowledge that constant evolution is not only inevitable, but desirable, is a key aspect of the companies that continue to succeed in our industry. Recognizing this, we have combined the historical leadership in the interconnect industry of AMP with forward-looking companies like ASG, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, HTS, M/A-COM and Raychem to form Tyco Electronics, the largest passive components supplier in the world.
Together, we are ready to exploit positive, dynamic change to its fullest, to be a stronger competitor and your preferred supplier. Through both internal development of new solutions for tomorrow's electronics' challenges and the acquisition of new companies and technologies, we will deliver even more capability and value to our customers. Our expertise in material science, product design and process engineering allows us to develop, manufacture and sell high performance, first-to- market products. Our global network of technical and sales representatives provides expert application and engineering assistance, hands-on field training and continuing support throughout the world.
Coupled with newly consolidated resources such as Research, Development and Engineering, corporate infrastructure, and integrated manufacturing and delivery, Tyco Electronics is ready to bring you the advantages of shorter lead times, reduced time to market, greater economy and a broader product line.

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:
• Democratic Governance
• Poverty Reduction
• Crisis Prevention and Recovery
• Energy and Environment
• Information and Communications Technology
UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we promote the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women. More about UNDP...
Please visit our Country Office Websites at for more information on what UNDP is doing worldwide.
For a full history of UNDP, please refer to this website:

UTA has the unique geographical advantage of being in the heart of Central Europe. We’ve used this advantage to establish the company as a key telecommunications hub in all directions. High-performance fibre optics connections are available for UTA customers for voice and data connections with all of Austria’s neighbours: Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. In conjunction with its partners in these countries UTA offers state-of-the-art solutions for international networks, wholesale trading of voice minutes, carrier transit services for voice and Internet and much more. The focus of UTA’s international activities and know-how is on Central Europe, with subsidiaries and company offices in Prague and Bratislava.
UTA tailors its solutions to meet the individual needs of carriers, ISPs and service providers, offering excellent international network connections both in Central Europe and beyond, and a cutting-edge national backbone and access network.
UTA understands the special nature of the carrier to carrier business. Buyers and sellers are often switching roles. To meet the constantly changing requirements and expectations, UTA employs a group of specialists who work exclusively in the field of bilateral carrier relations. This allows us to exploit special synergies between the international and national businesses, thereby enhancing profits for both partners.

Voiceware Systems, Inc.

1109 Okeechobee Rd., Suite 11
West Palm Beach, FL USA 33410
Tel: +1 (561) 655 1770
Fax: +1 (561) 803 5439

Voiceware™ Systems Inc. manufactures the Telephony Services Platform (TSP) ™ – a PC & Excel based tandem switch. Running on Windows NT, the TSP supports Prepaid/Post-paid Calling Cards, Prepaid Wireless, International Resale, Long Distance Resale, ISDN, and Billing & Reporting. Enhanced Services include: Voice Mail, Fax Mail, Conference Calling, One Call, Internet Connectivity, VoIP, SS7, and IVR.

World Bank Group
Founded in 1944, the World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. The Bank, which provided US$17.3 billion in loans to its client countries in fiscal year 2001, is now working in more than 100 developing economies, bringing a mix of finance and ideas to improve living standards and eliminate the worst forms of poverty. The World Bank is owned by more than 180 member countries whose views and interests are represented by a Board of Governors and a Washington-based Board of Directors. Member countries are shareholders who carry ultimate decision-making power in the World Bank. The Bank uses its financial resources, its highly trained staff, and its extensive knowledge base to individually help each developing country onto a path of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth. The main focus is on helping the poorest people and the poorest countries.

We’re pleased to present to you our wide ranging product portfolio to meet all your communication needs, offering you the flexibility and scalability to meet your current requirements and to allow you to plan ahead for your future business development.
Our product range has three core categories – Voice, Data and Internet. Our products are designed for continental consistency, enabling you to offer a cohesive pan-European communications solution to your clients. And, as our new product range widens, so does their geographical availability, allowing ever-extending flexibility and control.
With International Wholesale you’ll benefit from fully integrated package of data, Internet, long distance, local, and other communications services enabling you to do business better, faster and in a digital way over our seamless, end-to-end networks. We provide you with fully managed services and offer flexible, rapid provisioning with accurate on-time billing. You’ll also deal with just a single point of contact to ensure quick and efficient support.
What’s more, when you’re in partnership with WorldCom, you’re benefiting from our high-capacity, pan-European network that now stretches for almost 10,000 miles (16,000 km) combining both local and long distance elements.
WorldCom has built and operates metropolitan area networks in major cities across Europe including those in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Dublin, and Milan and operates national networks in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium. And what’s provided on land is matched under the sea – we hold a 50 percent ownership in two high capacity trans-Atlantic undersea cables.