Reuters Joins The Comverse Spark Alliance Program Monday 5 March 2001 PDF Print 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. About Comverse 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 All product and company names mentioned herein may be registered trademarks or trademarks of Comverse Network Systems or the respective referenced company(s). This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.