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ots Ad hoc-Service: Telegate AG telegate AG takes a holding in PhoneCom: Expansion of the service portal to be speeded up

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    Munich (ots Ad hoc-Service) - telegate AG, Munich, has gained a new partner: the number 2 in the German telephone directory inquiries market has taken a 35 percent holding in PhoneCom KommunikationsDienste GmbH, the telephone marketing company based in Munich. With the technological integration of call centres and voice computers, PhoneCom is one of the leading suppliers in this segment. "PhoneCom's unique solution perfectly complements our activities in the call-centre field", says telegate's technical director, Peter Wünsch. "Completely new services are possible, especially for the growth markets of games and leisure. Furthermore, the combination of voice and data has an important role to play for our international services and the establishment of our internet service portal."

    PhoneCom was founded in 1995 and developed into one of the leading service enterprises in the call-centre market within a short space of time. Interactive voice recognition, voicemail and inbound and outbound services rank among the company's core areas of competence. In 1999, the approximately 300 PhoneCom employees achieved total sales revenues of approx. DM 9.2 million. In the state lottery sector, PhoneCom's customers include SKL and NKL Among the company's other customers are the Bauer publishing company, media enterprises, such as Bayerischer Rundfunk.

    Both sides have agreed full secrecy with regard to the price agreed. "The proceeds will