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CHR and G1SG Form Strategic Alliance

Leading Providers of Telecommunications and IT Services Target Rural Telcos

DALLAS and HOUSTON (March 25, 2005) – CHR Solutions, Inc., a leading telecommunications consultancy and Global 1 Source Group (G1SG), a leading IT services company and Houston Technology Center client, announced a strategic alliance in which the two companies will jointly market custom information technology (IT) services to their respective clients, including rural telecommunications service providers. The convergence of computers and communications technology is opening new revenue opportunities in broadband Internet, digital telephony, IPTV and online gaming, to name just a few.

For almost 70 years, CHR has worked with rural telecommunications companies to design and build many of their telecom networks, in addition to providing wireless, regulatory and other advisory services. Most recently, CHR has been developing wireline and wireless network evolution strategies for a number of telcos, including Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Taylor Telephone Cooperative, Southern Kansas Telephone, and Five Area Telephone Cooperative.

Mr. Roger Hutton, president and CEO of CHR, said: “Customer demand for broadband-based services means our clients’ networks must evolve to be both IT and IP centric. Combining CHR’s telecom skills with G1SG’s IT expertise will provide new high-value capabilities so our clients can create advanced services based on the integration of wireline, wireless and IT/IP technologies.”

“This is a superb fit for both companies,” said Mr. James Taylor, president and CEO of G1SG. “CHR customers will benefit from our extensive data center and IT networking expertise while G1SG gains complementary skills for our converged services offerings, as well as access to an exciting customer base looking for new revenue streams and competitive advantage.”About CHR Solutions, Inc.

CHR Solutions is a telecom consulting company offering assistance with emerging technologies, engineering, strategic planning, marketing, separations, project management, network optimization, wireless, loan design, regulatory and provisioning services. CHR is headquartered in Dallas, with additional offices located around the country. More information is available at

About Global 1 Source Group
Global 1 Source Group (G1SG) helps clients lower technology costs 15-to-30 percent by providing services that align technology to business strategy. G1SG services include strategic business consulting, infrastructure services (converged networks, contact centers, data centers, security and compliance), business applications and development, customer relationship management, project management, and business process outsourcing including IT managed services. With offices in Houston and Dallas, G1SG provides local resources with global reach and world-class expertise. More information is available at

About Houston Technology Center
Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies in key sectors such as: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies. See for more information.

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