Intec Telecom Systems is a provider of Business Support System (BSS) software and related services, primarily for the telecommunications industry but increasingly for customers in other industries including Financial Services, Transportation and the Government sector. Listed on the main London stock market (symbol: ITL.L), it is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index. Intec is now officially a part of CSG International.[1]

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Barbara A. McNamara (born circa 1942) was the NSA‘s Deputy Director from October 1997 until June 2000. She was succeeded by William B. Black, Jr..[2]

McNamara joined the NSA in 1963 as a Chinese linguist. She rose through a number of analytic, operational, and managerial positions before leaving the Operational Directorate in 1983. McNamara became the first woman to be named Deputy Director of Operations in 1994. In 1997 she became the second woman to be named the agency’s deputy director. In June 2000, she received the US Intelligence Community’s highest award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. At the time she was one of the highest ranked women in the United States intelligence community.[3] She served as the NSA’s Senior U.S. Liaison Officer in London, England shortly before her retirement in 2003.[4][5]

1-Ex-spy chief to help Safran run U.S. firm | REUTERS | JUL 26, 2011

PARIS, July 26 France’s Safran completed a $1 billion purchase of U.S. face-recognition software maker L-1 Identity Solutions after hiring a top former U.S. intelligence official to allay security concerns.

The $1 billion cash deal gives the French state-owned company control of a Connecticut company which specialises in biometric recognition systems, passports and finger-printing as well as background checks for public and private clients.

Safran said the $1.09 billion cash purchase would make it the world’s leader in biometric identification, which relies on scanning unique features of the body such as face or iris.

Demand for better ways of weeding out human threats rose sharply after the Sept 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

The takeover deal, first announced in September, values L-1 at $12 a share, which matched the closing price on Monday.

Its completion follows a probe by a U.S. panel responsible for vetting foreign takeovers of firms in sensitive industries.

Safran said on Tuesday it had agreed to set up a three-person proxy board to manage sensitive U.S. contracts that make up about 80 percent of L-1’s business. Such a device is common when security assets come under foreign economic control.

The proposed proxy board would include Barbara McNamara, a former deputy director of the code-cracking National Security Agency, and William Schneider Jr, a former undersecretary of state under President Ronald Reagan and a former member of the Rumsfeld Commission that assessed ballistic threats. Their appointments have yet to be approved by the U.S. government.

Intec has 31 regional offices and support centres serving a global customer base of approximately 400 customers in over 90 countries – including 60 of the world’s top 100 telecoms operators. Customers range from large national and international carriers, through content and next generation service providers to internet, media, cable, transportation, and financial services companies. Intec’s customers include: AT&T, Aircel, Asia Pacific Telecommunications, Best Buy, Bharti, Cable & Wireless, Celcom Axiata, China Mobile, China Unicom, Claro, Cox Communications, Deutsche Telekom, Digicel, Eircom, Exatel, France Telecom, Grameenphone, Hutchison 3G, Nextel, O2, Orange, Qualcomm, R (cable operator), Reliance, Singtel Optus, T-Mobile, TalkTalk Group, TerreStar, Telefonica, Telekom Malaysia, Telecom New Zealand, US Cellular, Verizon, VimpelCom, Virgin Mobile, Vivo, Vodafone, Tele2 and Dialog (Sri Lanka)

Intec maintains a distributed approach to support and development, with main R&D facilities in USA, South Africa, Australia and support centres throughout North America, Central & Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

CSG International and MTN South Africa Extend Business Partnership | YAHOO | JUN 5, 2016


CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS), the trusted global partner to launch and monetize digital services, today announced that the company will extend its managed services agreement with MTN South Africa.

The managed services agreement entails system management and support of the carrier’s retail billing operations, credit vetting and number portability. This new five-year agreement extends CSG’s responsibilities to all of the proprietary and bespoke platforms currently in use by MTN.

“The extension of the business relationship with CSG International will go a long way towards helping MTN to simplify and streamline our operations, while ensuring that we improve the quality of the services we provide to our customers,” said Benjamin Marais, chief information officer, MTN SA.

CSG and MTN have a long-standing partnership that spans over a decade. In 2014, MTN appointed CSG to provide its deep domain expertise of technology and processes, as well as knowledgeable resources for MTN’s wholesale business operations.

“Around the world, CSG’s mission is to help our clients simplify their operations, maximize their value, and innovate for the future. Our evolving relationship with MTN is a perfect example of how we are achieving that goal year in and year out,” said Phillip Yoo, president of CSG International’s Global Carrier Business. “As MTN’s business continues to develop and transform, CSG is prepared to offer the people, processes and technology they will need for success.”

About CSG International

CSG International (CSGS) is the trusted global partner to help clients launch and monetize communications and entertainment services in the digital age. Leveraging 30 years of experience and expertise in voice, video, data and content services, CSG delivers market-leading revenue management and customer interaction solutions in licensed and managed service models. The company drives business transformation initiatives for the majority of the top 100 global communications service providers, including AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, ESPN, Media-Saturn, Orange, Reliance, SingTel Optus, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, Vodafone, Vivo and Verizon. For more information, visit our website at

About MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 March 2016, MTN recorded 229 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at

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