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Bell Technology Group Ltd. Named Regional Backbone Provider in Intervu Networks Preferred Partner Program

NEW YORK – October 20, 1997

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 20, 1997– Sales Team Scheduled To Triple Within 90 Days – Significant Increase In Sales Of Full-Range Internet Services Anticipated Bell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: BELT, BELTW), the only publicly traded full- service Internet Service Provider based in New York City, has instituted an aggressive sales and marketing campaign to its core market within the city. To support the campaign the Company has hired 18 people in the last 90 days, including a new Director of Internet Sales who intends to increase the sales force from eight to 25 by year-end.

Bell Technology Group offers a full range of Internet services to New York businesses, including: high-speed Internet access, web hosting and co-location. The Company reported revenues of $4,943,114 for the three months ended June 30, 1997, up 56% compared to the third quarter of 1996. Spearheading the new sales campaign is Richard Topolewski, who has 14 years experience in telecommunications sales. ‘Our aggressive posture is a direct response to the tremendous demand we are experiencing for our broad array of Internet services,’ said Topolewski. ‘Beside our core stable of Fortune 1000 clients, Wall Street firms, and major advertising and publishing companies, we are selling more to entrepreneurial companies that can really benefit from a one-stop-shopping Internet solutions provider.’

The aggressive sales effort is being complimented with a comprehensive $1 million marketing campaign that includes direct mail, print advertising, telemarketing and a major presence at six upcoming industry trade shows. Topolewski cited several competitive advantages that are fueling sales of Bell Technology Group services: three redundant connections to the Internet backbone resulting in faster Internet access, nationally acclaimed training programs utilized by major corporations such as American Express and Netscape, and web hosting and Internet commerce capabilities offered to high-traffic sites such as Penthouse Magazine.

‘Our strategy was to build the infrastructure necessary to handle a rapidly expanding customer,’ said Marc H. Bell, CEO and President of Bell Technology Group Ltd. ‘Currently, we are utilizing only 25% of the bandwidth we have at our disposal so we are looking for considerable growth in the Internet Access Group. Also, the Training & Interactive Development Group and other segments of our business are also experiencing significant growth. We find that by offering a full range of Internet solutions we are able to distinguish ourselves in the market and capture a greater market share while fostering higher customer loyalty, resulting in lower turnover. Rich is putting together a formidable sales force to compliment this effort and we are already seeing significant results.’ Bell Technology Group Ltd. is a premier provider of complete Internet solutions for New York area businesses seeking to effectively utilize the Internet. The Company offers high- speed Internet connections, web site hosting and co- location, programming and integration. Bell Technology Group also provides training and development to corporate and academic clients at its state-of-the-art computer and Internet training center and provides development of ‘cutting edge’ multimedia technology.

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