The Partnership Will Allow Reuters To Distribute Its Global Multimedia
News To Mobile Users Over Comverse's Various Portals
Comverse,the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling
network-based multimedia enhanced communications services, announced today
that it is partnering with Reuters to deliver global news services to
mobile users. Comverse will integrate Reuters Internet news content into
its various portals - the Tel@GOÔ voice portal, the ProgenyÔ enterprise
portal, the mobile portal and the Open.SMS (Short Messaging Services)
applications so that wireless subscribers can enjoy access to the most
extensive news sources available worldwide.
Comverse's Tel@GO voice portal solution enables individuals to use their
voice to browse the Web for personalized news, sports, weather, stock
quotes, Internet radio and other information; access Internet-based
services; place voice-activated calls to contacts in their personal
address book and create, retrieve and manage voice and email messages. The
Reuters partnership is one of several partnerships that will augment the
Tel@GO voice portal with world-class content and applications. By bundling
content and applications, such as localized traffic and restaurant
information, with core Tel@GO offerings such as voice-controlled dialing
and email messaging, Comverse is the only provider offering a complete
carrier-grade voice portal solution.
Open.SMS is a browser-gateway extension to the ISMSC that enables
menu-driven access to the Internet using plain SMS.
With an Open.SMS gateway in the network, Internet content can be made
available to millions of mobile users. The SMS access to Reuters news
will be demonstrated by Comverse at The 3GSM World Congress, February
20-23, Stand D10. Next generation networks will have the ability to send
multimedia material to mobile handsets, users will be able to also receive
pictures, recorded news and videos which are today available for internet
users within Reuters standard offering.
"Reuters premier content has proven to be a key way to help web sites
attract and retain an audience. By working with a global leader such as
Comverse with their extensive customer base, we will be able to provide an
equally strong value proposition to the mobile world," said Greg Pasche,
VP Online, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Reuters Media.
"Comverse has developed a strong leadership position in multimedia
communications solutions and our Spark Alliance Program guarantees we
offer innovative solutions to our customers," said Zeev Bregman, Chief
Executive Officer of Comverse. "To leverage opportunities in m-commerce,
mobile entertainment and mobile Internet, Comverse is partnering with the
best of breed alliances. "
In addition to alliances with content providers, Comverse has also put in
place several initiatives to join hands with applications service
providers (ASPs) and technology suppliers to further enhance Comverse's
existing products or develop a full solution which would become an
integral part of Comverse portfolio.
Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMVT) is the world's
leading provider of software and sytems 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 leadinfg 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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trademarks or trademarks of Comverse Network Systems or the respective
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