Nigeria's Starcomms Evolves to All-IP Next-Gen Network With PT's SEGway(TM) Solution

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Highly Reliable and Flexible Architecture Primes Carrier for Upcoming Regulatory Requirements

ROCHESTER, New York, July 28, 2010 - PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a
leading global provider of advanced network communications solutions, today
announced that its SEGway(TM) Signalling Solution was selected to upgrade
Starcomms' network in Nigeria. A full service CDMA carrier in the country,
Starcomms serves 3.2 million customers in Nigeria with mobile services,
Internet broadband services, and fixed wireless services.

A leader in its field, Starcomms is the first telecommunications operator
in Nigeria to be listed publicly on the domestic stock exchange, and states
'PRIDE' as its key corporate value. Ever forward thinking and responsible to
its subscribers, Starcomms is transitioning its network to a complete IP
architecture. The carrier designed a hierarchical network topology using PT's
SEGway signalling solution at the core, which allows effortless
interconnection of IP elements to existing equipment.

SEGway's highly reliable and efficient solution reduces signalling
complexity and provides the ability to view and manage the network from a
central location. The robust platform provides a single point of interconnect
with other networks, and centralized administration of routing, resulting in
the most cost-effective transport between cities. This technology avoids all
the inherent pitfalls of legacy mesh networks, such as single points of
failure, signalling traffic congestion, and costly operations,
administration, and management.

"It is paramount to us that we work with a supplier that possesses
exceptional SS7 expertise," said Trino Guzman, head of Engineering from
Starcomms. "PT's technology delivers exceptional performance, and their team
made our network migration easy, transparent, and seamless. PT meets our high
standard of pride when it comes to top performance."

"PT's versatile signalling platform places the core network in an
advantageous position with regard to the looming number portability
regulation in Nigeria," said Patt Rice, senior vice president, Sales,
Marketing, and Service for PT. "SEGway enables any operator to quickly,
efficiently, and seamlessly introduce Mobile Number Portability to meet the
December 2010 deadline."

PT's state-of-the art SEGway platform is a highly reliable signalling
system that provides operators a smooth migration to IP and SIP
Next-Generation Networks. In addition to number portability, it enables
message accounting, and advanced routing.

John Slusser, PT president and chief executive officer, commented, "We
are most pleased to add Starcomms, a highly regarded, progressive service
provider, to our SEGway installed base. These are exciting yet challenging
times for African telecommunications operators as they anticipate substantial
subscriber growth and evolution to more advanced networks. PT has made a
strategic commitment to the region with leading edge network solutions backed
by unsurpassed service and support."

Online Resources

Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers
needing advanced, signalling and next generation telecom solutions such as
mobile number portability, can learn more about PT's SEGway and Xpress(TM)
offerings by accessing the following online resources:

    - SEGway Carrier Solutions:
    - SEGway Number Portability:
    - SEGway Signalling Solutions:
    - Xpress(TM) Next Generation Applications:

About Starcomms (

Starcomms is the leading CDMA Mobile Operator in Nigeria, currently
present in 31 major cities, 22 States and covering 175 towns. Major cities
such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Kano, Zaria, Ibadan, Benin,
Ijebu Ode, Shagamu, Calabar, Warri, Owerri, Oyo, Uyo, Ogbomosho, Abeokuta,
Aba, Onitsha, Asaba, Maiduguri, Sapele, Umuahia, Nnewi, Awka, Rano, Ilorin,
Katsina, Jos, Bauchi and Enugu are on the network. In 2007 Starcomms was
named both Nigerian Telecoms Company of the Year (Nigeria Telecoms Awards)
and Nigerian Wireless Telecoms Company of the Year (Nigeria Information
Technology and Telecoms Awards).

About PT (

PT (Nasdaq: PTIX) is a global supplier of advanced network communications
solutions to carrier, government, and OEM markets. PT's portfolio includes
IP-centric network elements and applications designed for high availability,
scalability, and long life cycle deployments. The company's entire line of
offerings is anchored by IPnexus(R), PT's own IP-native, highly integrated
platforms and element management systems. OEMs and application developers,
including PT itself, leverage the robust carrier grade Linux(R) development
environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PT's NexusWare(R)) of
IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end
product value proposition. PT's SEGway(TM) Signalling Solutions provide low
cost, high density signalling, advanced routing, IP migration, gateway
capabilities, SIP bridge, and core-to-edge distributed intelligence. The
company's Xpress(TM) NGN applications enable evolving Mobile 2.0,
Multi-media, and IMS based revenue generating services. PT is headquartered
in Rochester, NY and maintains sales and engineering offices around the

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the
Company's current views with respect to future events and which could impact
the Company's financial performance. These statements are subject to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The
Company's future operating results are subject to various risks and
uncertainties and may be affected by various trends and factors which are
beyond the Company's control, including customers' acceptance of the
Company's new products. Forward-looking statements should be read in
conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes
thereto, Risk Factors, and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2009,
as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

IPnexus, NexusWare, Point Code Emulation, PT, SEGway, and Xpress are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Performance Technologies, Inc.

The names of other companies, products, or services may be the
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owners in the United States and/or other countries.

Will Smith, Marketing Communications Manager, PT, +1-585-256-0200, wjs at

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