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inter-touch To Lead in Next Generation Mobile
Broadband Services for Business Travellers

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Singapore, June, 10 2005 - inter-touch, the leading provider of Broadband Internet Access for business travellers across Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East and Europe, has been awarded 20MHz of Wireless Broadband Access (WBA) spectrum by Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). The acquisition of this Spectrum elevates inter-touch as the only operator servicing the hospitality Broadband market worldwide who can deploy the next generation of wireless broadband applications to the hospitality market.

"Acquiring this spectrum is an important milestone for inter-touch as we work with our Hotel partners and show them how future technologies such as Wireless Broadband Access are essential to the business traveller. It is a significant component to fulfilling a larger vision, to provide Global Mobility Support for business travellers," said John Houston, Chief Executive Officer & President of inter-touch.  The Wireless Broadband Spectrum acquired will enable inter-touch to expand its offerings beyond traditional cable or WIFI systems, to the next generation of Broadband including video streaming and VOIP applications with mobility. This further affirms inter-touch's position as the technology leader in its industry.  "Business travellers today and into the future will ask more from the hospitality industry as they demand the same experience they enjoy from their home and office environments when they travel. inter-touch will be able to position our partner Hotels as a must for the travelling business executive who wants more from their Broadband than pure access."

"By addressing and fulfilling the needs of the travelling businessman now and into the future, Hotels can dramatically increase their value to business travellers, at inter-touch, we will deliver on the new mobile broadband paradigm so our Hotel partners can succeed in the hospitality market," concludes Houston.

About inter-touch

inter-touch is the leading provider of fast, convenient, reliable and secure wired and wireless Broadband connectivity, communications and applications to the business traveler in over 60,000 hotel rooms, conference and meeting facilities, airline lounges and serviced apartments in 32 countries across Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. inter-touch's Broadband wireless and wired solutions cater for greater than three million connections annually. Since 1998, inter-touch has partnered with many prestigious hotel brands and management companies around the world including Accor, Boscolo Group, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt International, InterContinental Hotels, Langham Hotels International, Le Meridien Hotel & Resorts, Marriott, Mirvac Hotels & Resorts, Oakwood, Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton, Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Principal Hotels and Thistle Hotels. inter-touch is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in 13 countries throughout Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

For a complete listing of inter-touch hotels or to learn more, please visit www.inter-touch.com

Contact:

John Houston
Chief Executive Officer & President
inter-touch Pte Ltd
T: +65 6220 9692
E: jhouston@inter-touch.com


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