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Arbinet-thexchange AXCESSRATESM Selected as Key Data Source for 2004 TeleGeography Global Traffic Report

New Brunswick, NJ – November 6, 2003 – Arbinet-thexchange, the full-service trading solution for buyers and sellers of voice minutes, announced today that AXCESSRATESM spot market price and quality data has been selected by TeleGeography, a leading provider of telecommunications market intelligence and the standard industry reference, as one of its primary sources for international voice pricing data.

AXCESSRATESM provided TeleGeography, a research division of PriMetrica, Inc., with nine months of pricing data which it will use to generate volatility and trending analysis on wholesale rates for the November release of its flagship report, 2004 TeleGeography Report and Database.

TeleGeography, which provides key media and wire services such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and The Economist with authoritative data sets and objective analysis in over 100 countries, selected AXCESSRATESM on the basis of the neutrality, transparency and reliability of its data.

Launched January 20, 2003, AXCESSRATESM is already the preferred transaction data source for telecommunications carriers including thexchange’s 275+ Members. AXCESSRATESM empowers global carriers with real data on the price and quality of routes being traded daily on thexchange.

“We believe the pricing and quality data extracted from thexchange provide our Members and other telecommunications carriers with a better way to manage voice pricing and quality assurance to enhance their margins and profitability,” states Michael Lemberg, VP of Business Planning and Treasury Operations at Arbinet-thexchange. “The use of this data as the standard by an organization as prestigious as TeleGeography confirms the value that AXCESSRATESM brings to the market.”

“TeleGeography has always been committed to providing its readers worldwide with the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence to guide them through a rapidly changing telecommunications market,” explains Tim Stronge, Director of Research, at TeleGeography. “The use of AXCESSRATESM illustrates our continued commitment to providing the most accurate and independent real-time industry data available today.”

About TeleGeography (a research division of PriMetrica, Inc.)

Founded in 2002 from the integrated operations of TeleGeography and CIT Publications, PriMetrica Inc. ( provides authoritative data sets and objective analysis to thousands of clients in over 100 countries. The company’s communications industry research delivers time-sensitive statistics and insight on hundreds of markets and thousands of service providers.

PriMetrica is headquartered in San Diego County, California; with US East Coast offices in Washington, DC and European offices in Exeter and London, UK.

About Arbinet-thexchange

Two processes central to all telecom companies are selling access to their networks and routing calls off their networks to destinations worldwide. Arbinet-thexchange has created the liquid market and designed and built the world’s most advanced routing system to automate anonymous minutes trading between telecom companies. More than 275 Members, including 12 of the 15 largest international telecom carriers, use thexchange to reduce their cost of service, improve route quality and expand revenues by reaching new markets without extensive network build out.

A Member inputs trade parameters and the system automates sales and purchase order execution, complex calling code matching, call routing to specific breakout destinations and manages the quality of service of traded capacity. The system also handles the credit risk management, billing and commercial settlement aspects of these transactions.

Arbinet-thexchange also distributes spot market transaction data that provides carriers with reliable pricing, quality and routing information for use in planning and negotiations. These products include: AXCESSCODESM ( international calling code breakouts and AXCESSRATESM ( spot market price and quality data.

For more information, visit Arbinet-thexchange at

120 Albany St. Tower II, Suite 450, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
phone: 732-509-9100, fax: 732-509-9101, website:

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