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Innovative Portal To Lead Comverse's Comprehensive Mobile Internet Offering


Comverse, the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services, announced today the launch of its personalized Mobile Portal that combines an easy-to-use user interface with a wide breadth of built-in applications for an enhanced, personalized experience for the mobile-device user.

Leveraging the inherent advantages of wireless environments - mobility, location, security, and one-to-one relationships between the service provider and subscriber - this Mobile Portal provides an enhanced mobile user experience. Comverse will demonstrate the Mobile Portal at The 3GSM World Congress, Cannes, February 20-23, Stand D10.

"Most mobile portals 'shrink' the Internet in order to fit it on a mobile handset. Comverse is taking a much more expansive approach by creating a mobile service that not only brings the Internet to the handset, but more importantly creates a new mode of communication and delivers a new level of location-based and personalized enhanced services," said Zeev Bregman, Chief Executive Officer of Comverse.

"Our Mobile Portal serves as a cornerstone of Comverse's comprehensive mobile Internet offerings. Today, Comverse can provide a full solution that includes advanced Internet infrastructure platforms and integrated mobile applications.," said Bregman.

Our Mobile Portal provides a simple, consistent user interface with built-in applications for instant messaging, personal information management (PIM) and entertainment services. The portal also enables fast integration of third-party applications, and features MAGNET (Mobile Application Gateway for the Net), an Application Programming Interface (API) that facilitates personalization, location-based services, and information presentation.

According to market analyst Eden Zoller of Ovum, a leading market research firm, "Personalized, tailored information is a critical success factor for wireless portals - even more than for the wired web. This is because of the limitations imposed by today's handsets and networks and also because of the way we use wireless portals - on the move and in a hurry. Unless information is relevant to our particular needs, we won't want it." The Comverse Mobile Portal delivers an entirely new level of personalized services to revolutionize the mobile-Internet user experience.

Typical portals on the market today offer only basic user information and a rather cumbersome user experience, with the user required to click for additional information through a tedious menu structure or key in specific details through the small keypad. The Comverse Mobile Portal features a dynamic homepage with simple icons, elegantly displaying only the content and services desired by the individual user. Homepage content is updated according to rules set by the subscriber, user location, or relevant triggers such as time of day, events, and personal calendar. The Comverse Mobile Portal's simple user interface provides detailed, specific content that appears directly on the display with minimal user clicking. The dynamic nature of the Mobile Portal homepage enriches the ability of service providers to make alliances with content and application providers.

The Comverse Mobile Portal integrates an attractive suite of mobile Internet applications including Unified Messaging, Nex2MeTM mobile community services, profile personal information management, information services, mobile gaming, m-commerce and mobile banking. Comverse's total mobile Internet solution can also incorporate one or more of Comverse's other access platforms - exa.Flow, ISMSCTM, ProgenyTM and Tel@GOTM (natural speech portal) - and is open to third-party access products as well. The patent-pending Mobile Portal is designed for use with any microbrowser in 2G, 2.5G and 3G networks.


About Comverse

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, multimedia 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



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