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October 15, 2007

192.com wins "Best Online Service" at International Directory Assistance Awards - again!

192.com has set a new precedent at this year's International Directory Assistance Awards (118 Awards) by walking off with the coveted Best Online Service Award for the fourth successive year. The award, presented at a glittering ceremony last week in Barcelona - Thursday 11th October, recognises 192.com's excellence across a range of areas, including innovation, service and performance.

With its continued focus on quality of data and service, the last twelve months has seen 192.com launch and consolidate a mapping and aerial photography service that it believes provides far greater quality for the UK than the likes of Google; provide its customers with access to more information on people and businesses than ever before; and focus heavily on providing an even greater combination of traditional business directory content with content extracted from the web.

Alastair Crawford, CEO of 192.com, says "To win any award is special, but to be celebrating a fourth straight win at the 118 Awards is truly spectacular and only serves to highlight the hard work and dedication of the team. This sector is fiercely competitive, but we've always believed that we can continue to succeed by keeping our focus on innovation and by providing a superior service - whether in people or business finding or though our more recent maps service. No other site gives consumers the breadth and depth of information that 192.com does and we plan to keep it that way."

Note to editors

For more information on the 118 Awards visit the International Directory Assistance Conference website.

Earlier in 2007, 192.com was awarded the Directory of the Year Award (consumer) at the 2007 Data Publishers Association (DPA) - the first time an online directory has beaten a traditional printed directory to win the award.

In 2006 192.com also won Best Innovation at the 118 Awards and was assigned eSuperbrand status and named Best Portal at the Website of the Year Awards.

For further information contact the 192.com Press Office.