AUSTRIA'S MAX.MOBIL EXPANDS MOBILE DATA SERVICES WITH ISMSC SOLUTION FROM COMVERSE Tuesday 13 March 2001 PDF Print GSM Leader Ensures Scaleable Future For Enhanced Messaging Services Comverse, a division of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based enhanced services, announced today that max.mobil, Austria's first private GSM operator, has successfully expanded SMS mobile-originated and Mobile-terminated services, deploying Comverse's ISMSC (Intelligent Short Messaging Solution) to their 2.1 million subscribers. Comverse's ISMSC is a high-performance SMS solution that provides scaleable capacity enabling mobile network operators to keep pace with the tremendous growth in short message and mobile data traffic. Comverse's Short Message solution also offers open connectivity to the Web and SMS-based applications and it has built-in readiness for EMS (Enhanced Messaging Solution), GPRS, UMTS and other emerging technologies. max.mobil has deployed the ISMSC solution in stages, beginning with the expansion of its SMS-mobile-originated capacity. Following the initial deployment max.mobil deployed Comverse's ISMSC applications-based SMPP Gateway (Short Message Peer to Peer). This provided max.mobil the ability to broaden their SMPP offering including such services as: max.mail, Quickinfo, email/SMS-Gateway, and its Web-based SMS Service, as well as provide built-in redundancy for all its SMS services. max.mobil is the leading mobile operator for SMS information services. The scalability of Comverse's ISMSC solution has ensured max.mobil the ability to expand capacity accordingly with the rapid growth of its SMS traffic, seamlessly delivering SMS services to their subscribers. "We predicted that the number of short messages from our existing customer base would strongly increase," said Dr. Georg Pölzl, CEO of max.mobil. "Faced with this growth and our continuing efforts to exceed our subscribers' expectations, we are pleased to be working with a global leader such as Comverse." "Comverse is committed to ensuring our customers have the ability to leverage the huge potential in SMS," shared Zeev Bregman, Chief Executive Officer for Comverse. "Our ISMSC infrastructure solution can be seamlessly integrated with existing, large SMS platforms. This, together with the unprecedented scalability and flexibility of our systems, provides customers, such as max.mobil, with the ability to capture a large share of the rapidly-growing short message service market." About max.mobil max.mobil is Austria's largest private provider of telephony services. With 2.1 million subscribers, max.mobil represents "the" driving force in a highly penetrated Austrian mobile telephony market. At the end of 2000, some 70 % of the 8 million Austrians own a cell phone. max.mobil distinguishes itself from competitors by absolute customer orientation. On account of the company's successful build-up, max.mobil ranks among the top 40 businesses of Austria in terms of turnover only four years after its inception. In 2000, max.mobil generated a consolidated turnover of ATS 14.4. This excellent growth rate is also reflected in the burgeoning number of max.mobil staff. While the max.mobil staff numbered only 12 at the time of market entry, more than 1,900 mostly young people are employed with the company today. As a fully owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International AG, the mobile telephony holding of Deutsche Telekom, max.mobil is well equipped to meet the challenges of the future. About Comverse Comverse is the world's leading provider of software and systems enabling enhanced services for wireless and wireline communications service providers with over 350 communications customers in more than 100 countries. Comverse's software and systems enable a wide range of multimedia enhanced services, which generate revenue, provide competitive differentiation, and increase customer acquisition and retention. The services include: call answering; Internet-based unified messaging (voice, fax, and email in a single mailbox); mailbox-to-mailbox messaging; device-independent, policy-driven mobile Internet platforms; wireless data and person-to-person short messaging services; voice-controlled web portal and other natural-speech recognition-based services; prepaid wireless services; interactive voice response; one-touch call return; and other personal communications services. For additional information, visit Comverse's web site at http://www.comverse.com About Comverse Technology, Inc. Comverse Technology, Inc., headquartered in Woodbury, New York, designs, develops, manufactures and markets computer and telecommunications systems and software for communications and information processing applications. In addition to its Network Systems Division, Comverse's operations include: Comverse Infosys, which provides: multiple channel, multimedia digital recording, logging, and quality monitoring systems marketed to call centers, financial institutions and other organisations, and multiple channel, multimedia digital monitoring systems marketed to law enforcement and intelligence agencies; and Ulticom, which is a leading provider of network signalling software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communication services. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index company. 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