Duo County Telephone Cooperative Selects Martin Group's OMNIA and OASIS OSS Solutions

MITCHELL, S.D.--()--March 10, 2003--Martin Group, a leading provider of operations support systems (OSS), engineering solutions, facilities management, and consulting services for the telecommunications industry, today announced that its OMNIA(TM) OSS solution has been selected for implementation at Duo County Telephone Cooperative, Jamestown, KY. Duo County offers Wireline, Long Distance, ISP, and DSL services to subscribers in four counties in South Central Kentucky.

The OMNIA solution provides integrated customer care and billing, service order management, automated switch provisioning and other advanced features. With OMNIA, Duo County Telephone will be able to offer one of the most flexible and robust customer care solutions to meet the needs of its customers. This will be accomplished through flexible, table-driven products and pricing features included within OMNIA.

"We were looking for an OSS solution that would give us the ability to provide efficient Customer Care for the ever changing service offerings and provide us the platform to meet the needs of our customers today and in the future," said Daryl Hammond, Controller, Duo County Telephone.

Along with OMNIA, Duo County will also be using OASIS, Martin Group's automated provisioning tool. OASIS will allow Duo County Telephone's service provisioning process to be more efficient and to perform automated switch-to-billing system audits on a regular basis. This automated process will significantly reduce the time and expense required to perform these audits.

"OMNIA provides the flexibility Duo County requires to respond quickly to their business needs in the changing telecommunications environment," said Jim Odom, CEO, Martin Group. "The most successful companies are market-driven. Duo County Telephone's decision to implement OMNIA for its operation endorses Martin Group's approach to building OSS systems that allow service providers to quickly adapt to their market."

About Duo County Telephone Cooperative:

Duo County is a 13,000 member owned cooperative serving four counties in South Central Kentucky. Duo County offers the most advanced telecommunication services to its members, including Wireline, Long Distance, ISP, and DSL.

About Martin Group:

Martin Group provides innovative engineering, consulting, and OSS solutions that address the operational and marketplace challenges faced by today's telecommunications providers. The company's offerings include the advanced OMNIA OSS; facilities management; professional engineering services such as project engineering, network design, equipment commissioning, and new technology implementation; business services consulting - including carrier access billing, feasibility studies, interconnection agreements, and regulatory reviews; and professional training services. Martin Group has offices in South Dakota, Colorado, and Montana, and serves more than 250 clients nationwide. For additional information, visit www.martin-group.com.

Contacts

Martin Group, Mitchell
Media:
Debbie Plachko, 605/995-1521
debbieplachko@martin-group.com
or
Investor Relations:
Bruce Herman, 605/995-1544
bruceherman@martin-group.com
or
www.martin-group.com

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Contacts

Martin Group, Mitchell
Media:
Debbie Plachko, 605/995-1521
debbieplachko@martin-group.com
or
Investor Relations:
Bruce Herman, 605/995-1544
bruceherman@martin-group.com
or
www.martin-group.com