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Tiscali offers new WLVA product for creative resellers

9th October 2007

Tiscali offers new WLVA product for creative resellers

Tiscali Business Services has launched an 'all in one' service which will enable resellers to deliver tailor made, competitively priced line rental, voice and data services over a single connection. Tiscali Wholesale Line, Voice and ADSL (WLVA) is a wholesale, fully unbundled service based on the company's own Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) capability in BT exchanges. With Tiscali WLVA, resellers are provided with the line, full traditional voice services and an ADSL based data connection - all in one product.

"WLVA is the equivalent of taking the Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) service, Carrier Pre Select (CPS) and an ADSL connection all in one package, but with Tiscali providing the total capability. Resellers do not need a relationship with BT for this or any other part of the WLVA service," says Nathan Francis, Managing Director of Tiscali Business Services. "The benefit to end users is that their experience is exactly the same as with the services they've taken in the past, but at potentially lower tariffs. The benefit for resellers is that they can be as creative as they like, offering differentiated products to customers by expanding and diversifying their product portfolio."

The ADSL component of the service is initially available in Standard and Business grades of service with the option of enhanced care. Current product speeds range from 512Kbps to Max grade services.

The voice service is offered with a range of telephony features suitable for businesses and consumers. The line is provisioned with virtually all features enabled, allowing resellers to develop their own product bundles tailored to their customers.

And as well as creating their own product range, many of the features come free of charge. Coupled with highly competitive call rates, this offers resellers the potential to provide competitively priced products while still increasing their margins.

WLVA is delivered over the Tiscali Core Network which is based on the latest Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology. This provides the ability to carry the next generation of data products, for example IPTV and telco grade voice services. Current product speeds range from standard 512Kbps services up to business-grade Max services with Enhanced Care and Static IP addresses.

The product roadmap will see the introduction of ADSL 2+ services offering speeds of up to 24Mb as they become available. Tiscali will also be investing in Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) as BT rolls out its 21st Century Network, to complement its own build network which now covers more than 50% of the enterprise base.

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For further information please contact Glen Goldsmith, 2thefore on 07812 766338 or glen@2thefore.biz

Notes to editors:

About Tiscali UK Business Services

Tiscali UK forms part of Tiscali SpA., headquartered in Cagliari, Italy. The UK company was launched in July, 2001 following the acquisitions of Liberty Surf, World Online and LineOne. Tiscali UK also acquired Tiny and Gateway ISPs and more recently the Video Networks Limited in 2006 to enable it to provide Triple Play broadband, telephone and home entertainment IPTV and Video on Demand services.

Providing broadband, dialup, telephone and TV services to over 1.8 million customers of which almost 1.5 million are broadband customers, Tiscali UK is positioned within the UK market as the 3rd largest DSL broadband provider.

Tiscali Business Services is the pioneering leader across a range of business communications including Virtual Private Networks, Teleworking, VoIP, Business Broadband, ADSL and Leased line services as well as offering Managed Hosted solutions. TBS is the first UK Internet provider able to deliver commercial Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) over DSL.

Tiscali S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana, Milan: TIS) is one of the main independent European telecommunication companies. With one of the largest and most interconnected IP networks in the world, Tiscali is able to supply its customers, residential and business, with a full range of services: Internet access, both dial-up and ADSL, voice, VoIP, media, value added services (VAS), and other technologically advanced products.

As of 13th September 2007, Tiscali had 3.3 million active users in Italy and the UK. More than 2 million were ADSL customers, of which 787,000 received unbundled services.

Tiscali's corporate website can be found at www.tiscali.com

Visit the Tiscali UK Business Services website: www.tiscali-business.co.uk

Visit the Tiscali Press Centre at www.tiscali.co.uk/press

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