TNS' LEConnect® data service is a secure billing and administrative records file transfer service for inter-carrier transactions. Under the agreement, Intec Telecom Systems is integrating LEConnect® into its existing Carrier Access Billing (CABS) service bureau offering to support business-to-business communications with the Local Exchange Carriers (LEC) on behalf of their Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) customers.

CABS allows local service providers to charge other communications companies for access to their customer facilities. Carriers contract with Intec's CABS service bureau to produce and distribute their interconnect bills. Integrated into Intec's service bureau, LEConnect® is a flexible solution that helps speed up the billing process while delivering the benefits of security and redundancy.
 

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Intec's Service Bureau uses LEConnect® to exchange records with LEC data centers over TNS' private TCP/IP extranet, which provides a high level of reliability and security. With LEConnect®, Intec has universal gateway connectivity to over 30 major North American LEC data centers through a single T1 connection from their service bureau to LEConnect®.
 

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Intec Telecom Systems Selects Transaction Network Services' LEC Gateway to Simplify and Speed-up Inter-Carrier Billing

Intec Telecom Adds TNS' LEConnect to CABS Service Bureau Offering

RESTON, Va.--May 5, 2004--Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS), a subsidiary of TNS, Inc. (NYSE:TNS - News), today announced that Intec Telecom Systems, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for telecommunications companies, has signed an agreement with TNS' Telecommunication Services Division for LEConnect® data services.

LEConnect®, which enables customers to store and forward records using TNS' private extranet, supports records transport between carriers with 24 X 7 network monitoring and 90-day file archiving to preserve the integrity of transported data. This electronic data alternative minimizes data transmission errors, time lags, and administrative conversations, helping to improve efficiency while saving time and money.

"Our CABS service bureau offering helps carriers generate maximum network revenue and shorten the turnaround time for CABS bills and payments," said Fred Brott, president of Intec North America. "TNS is providing a single gateway to all available LEC data centers, so we only manage a single connection to TNS instead of custom connections to each LEC. LEConnect® offers the security, redundancy, and archiving that our customers demand and helps simplify the entire process while making it more cost effective."

"Intec is a leader in the CABS billing arena and we are pleased that the company is leveraging our LEC gateway to keep up with the changing CABS requirements and aggressive time schedules," said Barry Toser, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TNS Telecommunication Services Division. "In addition to CABS billing, TNS continues to develop new applications, including Primary Interchange Carrier records (PIC) and Local Service Requests (LSR), which keep LEConnect® in step with the evolving carrier marketplace."

Intec's service bureau uses the company's InterconnecT CABS CG software for its billing operation. InterconnecT CABS CG, part of Intec's InterconnecT product family, is also licensed to service providers who choose to perform CABS billing in-house. In the United States InterconnecT CABS CG has more than 130 license and bureau customers.

TNS' Telecommunication Services Division provides a full range of SS7, validation and fraud control, inter-carrier billing, custom network engineering and professional services to wireline and wireless carriers.

About Transaction Network Services, Inc.
Transaction Network Services is one of the leading providers of business-critical, cost-effective data communications services for transaction-oriented applications. TNS provides rapid, reliable and secure transaction delivery platforms to enable transaction authorization and processing across several vertical markets and trading communities.

Since its inception in 1990, TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks, each designed specifically for the transport of transaction-oriented data. TNS' networks support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods. TNS' network technologies have been deployed in the United States and internationally, and TNS' network has become a preferred network servicing the trading community, wireless and wireline carriers, and the card processing and dial-up automated teller machine markets. For further information about TNS' transaction solutions, please refer to www.tnsi.com.

This press release may contain various remarks about the future expectations, plans and prospects of the Company that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's prospectus dated March 16, 2004, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may be accessed at www.sec.gov or the Company's investor relations web page available at www.tnsi.com. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statements made herein due to the occurrence of events after the issuance of this press release.

About Intec Billing
Intec Telecom Systems is an award-winning worldwide Operations Support Systems (“OSS”) vendor for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks (ie. WLAN, 3G and IP), with more than 500 installations of its products worldwide. Founded in 1997, Intec was listed on the London Stock Exchange (Code: ITL.L) in June 2000. Intec is the market leader in intercarrier billing systems and convergent mediation software, and a recent winner of the 2003 Global Billing Award – Best Overall Contribution, and Telestrategies ‘2003 Mediation Excellence Award’.

Intec’s portfolio includes:
Inter-mediatE™ - billing telecommunications mediation solution
InterconnecT™ - intercarrier billing including US CABS and ITU
Inter-activatE™ - flow-through provisioning and service telecom activation
Inter-contenT™ - end-to-end content revenue management
Intec Dynamic Charging Platform™ – a real-time pre/post-paid charging interface between the network and the back office
Intec ASF™ - end-to-end billing and management for advanced data services

Intec’s customer base includes, among others, BellSouth, BellSouth Peru, Brazil Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Cesky Telecom (Czech Republic), China Unicom, COLT Telecommunications, EBT (Taiwan), Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, Maxis (Malaysia), Singtel Optus (Australia), Orange, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Egypt, Telecom Italia, Tiscali, TPSA (Poland), Swisscom, T-Mobile International, Telia (Sweden), Telefonica, Telkom South Africa, Telstra, US Cellular, Westel (Hungary), Vodafone, VimpelCom (Russia) and Verizon. For more information on Intec Telecom Systems, visit the website at http://www.intecbilling.com.

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