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Friday, May 31, 2002 1:50PM IST (8:20AM GMT)
 
(BW)(CA-INFONET-SERVICES)(IN)(IN.FK)
Infonet Applies for Network Performance Monitoring Methodology Patent for Automated Service Level Agreements
Calif., El Segundo, United States

New Method Provides More Predictable SLAs and Reduces the Complexity and Cost of Managing a Network

Infonet Services Corporation (NYSE:IN) (FSE:IN), a leading supplier of global communications services to multinational enterprises, Thursday announced that its Network Performance Monitoring Methodology for Automated Service Level Agreements (SLAs) has been selected to become part of Infonet's active intellectual property patenting program.

As part of this program, Infonet conducts an internal review and selects from its rich service portfolio those technology offerings that warrant the added protection patents provide. Infonet filed a provisional patent application for the Automated SLA system incorporating the methodology in the U.S. Patent office in 2001 and also filed a patent application in the European Patent Office in 2002.

The SLA patent application covers a new methodology that enables the company to obtain an accurate measurement of the performance on such metrics as availability, delay and loss from any site to any other site, measured by monitoring the links between adjacent sites. In addition, this new capability allows us to increase the accuracy of the performance metrics for meeting and exceeding SLA performance and is available for all Infonet services that use: Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Frame Relay, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Internet Protocol Virtual Private Networks (IP VPNs).

By measuring performance metrics on network trunks between adjacent sites and customer access lines, instead of measuring every end-to-end path, the need to install measurement equipment at each network and customer site is eliminated. So, for a fully meshed network with 100 sites, where every site is connected to every other site, this technique requires the monitoring of only a few hundred links instead of the approximately 5,000 paths in a 100-site meshed topology.

In addition, this tangible measurement provides Infonet with the distinct advantage of offering competitive performance metrics, which are backed by Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees. By using this new method, Infonet will have the means to provide customers with more accurate and reliable performance measures.

According to Yankee Group analyst Sandra Palumbo, "Gathering accurate network performance metrics is critical to ensure that a network is not only functioning properly but functioning optimally. Reliable and accurate network statistics are important tools in improving network performance and reducing overall network management costs and complexities."

"Our Network Performance Monitoring Methodology represents a large, quantifiable competitive edge for our clients," said Ami Varsano, Infonet's Senior Principal Systems Engineer. "These patent applications validate the culmination of many years of research, analysis and dialogue with over 200 clients, and will provide our clients with strong service level agreements that generate substantial return on investments."

About Infonet

Infonet Services Corporation, known for its quality of service, is a leading provider of value-added global communications services, including IP VPNs, to over 2,600 multinational clients.

Employing a unique consultative approach, Infonet offers integrated solutions optimizing the complex relationship between enterprise applications and the global network. Extensive project management capabilities are the foundation for the services and solution offerings (broadband, Internet, intranet, multimedia, remote and local access, provisioning, application and consulting services), positioning Infonet as the ideal single-source partner for multinationals. In particular, Infonet IP VPN solutions offer multinationals a unique combination of Private and Public IP services as well as a full set of Managed Security Services.

Rated "Best in Class" overall in Telemark's survey of Global Managed Data Network Services, Infonet has also won "Best Customer Care" and "Best Carrier" at the World Communication Awards. Infonet owns and operates The World Network(R), accessible from more than 180 countries, and provides local service support in over 70 countries and territories.

Founded in 1970, Infonet's stock is traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol IN. Additional information about the company is available at www.infonet.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: Infonet may have made forward-looking statements in this release. These statements, if any, are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release, and Infonet undertakes no duty to update the information to take account of later events. The accuracy of our forward-lookingstatements will also be affected by the strength of the market for Infonet products and services, competition, the timely transitioning of new business opportunities to Infonet's network and the effect of currency fluctuation. Investors should bear these risk factors in mind as well as those elaborated on in Infonet's 10-K, 10-Qs and other recent filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents are available through the investor relations portion of Infonet's Web site at www.infonet.com.

 
 
 
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