Prepaid Subscribers Stay Connected But Pay In Real-Time Only For What They
Comverse (NASDAQ: CMVT),the world's leading supplier of software and
systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications
services, announced today the introduction of Prepaid General Packet Radio
Services (GPRS). Comverse's Prepaid GPRS is a real-time billing and
payment solution for providing prepaid mobile users with easy, on-line
access to IP network applications including Internet and corporate
Intranet access, email,location-based information services, mobile
commerce, and infotainment services.
Building on Comverse's success with mobile data and prepaid services,
Comverse's Prepaid GPRS is a scaleable, flexible, feature-rich solution
that lets service providers meet the data needs of their prepaid
subscribers, now and in the future.
Prepaid GPRS combines the power of Comverse's Mega.Flow carrier-class
mobile Internet platform with Comverse's prepaid server, which allows
operators to deploy a variety of service features based on a sophisticated
array of advanced charging options.
The options include calendar trafficking, periodic charging, volume-based
billing, and service- and location-based billing. Comverse's Prepaid GPRS
solution lets subscribers use a prepaid account balance to pay in
real-time only for what they use.
"Prepaid services constitute an important part of the global mobile
market," said Zeev Bregman, Chief Executive Officer of Comverse.
"Providing Prepaid GPRS is an important step in Comverse's efforts to help
service providers leverage their infrastructure investments and further
expand their market and subscriber base with the seamless deployment of
3rd Generation network (3G) wireless revenue-enhancing multimedia
applications and services."
Prepaid mobile services have grown significantly in the last 12 months,
particularly in Western Europe where an overwhelming proportion of all new
mobile subscriptions have been prepaid - up to 93 percent in some
countries. Telecom consultancy Strategy Analytics forecasts continued
strong growth of prepaid services in Western Europe, estimating that 75
percent of all mobile subscriptions will be prepaid by 2005.
Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMVT) is the world's
leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia
enhanced communications services in over 350 customers in more than 100
countries. Comverse provides a wide range of solutions enabling 3G-ready
multimedia messaging, multi-protocol mobile Internet platforms, wireless
data and short messaging services, speech-controlled portal, wireless
prepaid services, interactive voice response and other personal
communications services. Other Comverse Technology business units include:
Comverse Infosys which provides multiple channel, multlmedia digital
recording, logging, and quality monitoring systems marketing to call
centers, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies; and Ulticom,
a leading provider of network signaling software for wireless, wireline,
and Internet communications services. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500
and NASDAQ-100 Index company. For additional information, visit the
Comverse web site at http://www.comverse.com
All product and company names mentioned herein may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of Comverse Network Systems or the respective
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