October 20, 2008

XLN Telecom Announces BT Wholesale Calls Agreement

LONDON, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- XLN Telecom - the UK's leading telecoms company serving the small business community - has signed a strategic agreement with BT for the provision of wholesale calls.

Under the terms of the agreement, XLN will offer its own-branded telephony services over the BT Wholesale network. This will combine XLN's commitment to providing the lowest business calling rates on the market and highest levels of customer service with the assurance that all calls are routed over the UK's most extensive network.

Anthony Karibian, co-founder and CEO of XLN Telecom, commented:

"As the UK's leading player in the SME market, we now have the recognised scale and presence to negotiate the best deals with the best providers on behalf of our clients. We are delighted to be contracting with BT for our clients' benefit."

About XLN

XLN is committed to providing the lowest cost telecom services and highest customer service levels to the UK's small business community. Founded in 2002, XLN is now the UK's largest independent provider of telecom services to small businesses in Britain having over 100,000 business customers across the country. In 2007, XLN was ranked as the highest placed telco company in the The Sunday Times Tech Track. The company's founders are Anthony Karibian and Christian Nellemann. In 2006 Christian Nellemann was a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology and Communication.

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group's revenue was GBP20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of GBP2,506 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit http://www.bt.com/aboutbt .

Contact: Brooke Paul, (gth media), [email protected]

XLN Telecom

CONTACT: Contact details: Anthony Karibian (XLN Telecom),+44(0)20-7793-2778, Toby Hall (gth media), +44(0)20-7153-8039 or Brooke Paul(gth media), +44(0)20-7153-8035