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InternetSpeech Inks Deal with Tata Consulting
Services, Asia’s Largest Global Software and
Services Company

Internet Speech’s netECHO Voice Internet Solution to be Used in Tata Consulting’s Products and Services Worldwide

SAN JOSE - March 19, 2002 - InternetSpeech, a premier voice Internet technology provider, today announced that it has inked a deal with Tata Consulting Services (TCS), Asia’s largest global software and services company. According to the agreement, TCS can now provide InternetSpeech’s patent pending voice Internet technology, netECHO®, to customers in more than 50 countries.

InternetSpeech’s netECHO is the only software to date that allows consumers and business executives to surf the entire Internet using any telephone in the world. TCS is integrating and deploying netECHO into its diverse business and technology areas, ranging from end-to-end solutions for industries including, telecommunications, insurance and banking, to service practices, such as e-business, application development and maintenance and engineering.

TCS’s initial focus is to bolster its technology solutions with netECHO’s voice Internet capabilities for telecommunications, utilities, banking, financial services and healthcare companies. The company is also adding netECHO to its own voice portal technology offerings.

“This deal further validates netECHO as the leading voice Internet solution, and shows the growing demand for immediate access to Web-based information in Asian markets,” said Dr. Emdad Khan, founder, president and CEO of InternetSpeech. “With netECHO, TCS customers can expand their own businesses with a value-add service that instantly connects people to the entire Internet or Intranet with any mobile or land line telephone.”

“We foresee tremendous potential for voice-based products and services. Our partnership with InternetSpeech will bring significant value to our customers, as well as augment our own voice portal development process,” said Mr. S. Ramadorai, chief executive officer, TCS. “We are excited about integrating netECHO’s break-through features in our products and services worldwide. This initiative will further underline our strong position in the global IT industry.”

About InternetSpeech:
InternetSpeech, the leader in Voice Internet, develops and markets netECHO®:, the only software available that provides businesses and consumers complete anytime, anywhere voice-based telephone access to the Internet. The company's patent-pending technology can be bundled with other products, such as traditional computer-based Internet access or voice mail, and can be customized to meet individual business needs, such as employee access to Intranet sites. InternetSpeech also offers business software that automates the process of voice-enabling a company's Web site and applications in any language, furthering the development of a globally connected voice Internet. InternetSpeech, a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif., launched netECHO® in November 2000. For more information about InternetSpeech, visit, or call 1-877-312-4638.

About TCS:
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a division of Tata Sons Limited, is Asia’s largest global software solutions and consulting services enterprise. The company has over 800 global clients including seven of the U.S. Fortune 10 companies. Its clients include companies such as American Express, AIG, Boeing, Citibank, Dell Computer Corporation, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Kellogg’s, Lucent Technologies and Nike among others. TCS has 22 Global Development Centres, 13 of which are assessed at SEI-CMM Level 5 - the highest number in the world. TCS has established the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) in Pune, Maharashtra, which is dedicated to software research and development and is the only one of its kind in Asia. The company’s Web site can be found at

netECHO is a registered trademark of InternetSpeech.

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