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 September 15, 2000
Tekelec Chooses Galileo International Subsidiary Quantitude

 Quantitude, Inc., announced today it has been chosen by Tekelec as its telecommunications service provider to meet its global data, voice over IP (VoIP) and video needs. Tekelec is at the forefront of the telecommunications industry's packet telephony revolution as a leading developer of landline and wireless signaling infrastructure, diagnostic solutions and service applications. Quantitude, Inc. is the recently formed global networking subsidiary of Galileo International, Inc., a leader in global travel distribution services.

"Tekelec will rely on Quantitude to provide our corporate wide area network to serve our global operations at several locations on three continents, including our primary hubs in Calabasas, Calif., Norrisville, N.C., Richardson, Texas, Tokyo, and Staines in the U.K. Quantitude's innovative networking approach will afford us next generation communications capabilities by delivering the cost efficiencies of the Internet, coupled with high quality service and performance. As a next generation equipment provider, we found Quantitude's ability to provide quality multimedia services to be a critical deciding factor," said Tekelec President and CEO Michael Margolis.

"We are pleased to deliver a next generation network solution of unequaled value to a large, global enterprise customer such as Tekelec. Quantitude's network is uniquely suited to meet Tekelec's requirements for corporate data communications with its unparalleled global reach, wide breadth of services, as well as serving Tekelec's engineers and their knowledge of and demand for next generation communication services," stated Ron Thornhill, president and CEO of Quantitude, Inc.