Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world's leading
supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications
services, announced today that it has successfully installed and deployed its prepaid system
for Telsim, a leading Turkish GSM mobile operator with a subscriber base of 6 million.
Telsim joins Comverse's growing number of over 50 global prepaid customers.
Telsim deployed Comverse's prepaid system, offering services in Istanbul and Ankara. Telsim
chose the Comverse solution because of its flexibility and scalability. "Comverse, a world
leader in prepaid systems, provides a solution that allows us to effectively deliver a range
of prepaid services now and add new capacity as the market grows," said Mr. Sertac Akyuzol,
Deputy General Manager of Telsim.
"Prepaid services are experiencing significant growth in Turkey and throughout the region,"
said Gadi Bahat, Comverse Vice President and General Manager for EMEA. "Comverse's prepaid
system is flexible and scalable, ensuring we can effectively meet the expanding needs of our
Comverse's prepaid systems can be implemented as account, card-based and wireless data
services to support variable sized applications. Comverse's prepaid platform supports more
than twenty-five (25) languages and twenty-eight (28) currencies and has been deployed in
carrier networks around the world serving millions of subscribers.
Formed in 1994, Istanbul, Turkey-based Telsim operates a GSM network throughout the whole
country. Telsim has acquired 6.2 million cumulative post-paid and prepaid users up to date.
Telsim continuously grows with global communication opportunities through international
roaming agreements with 216 partner networks in 96 countries and accepted as the fastest
growing European GSM Operator in the sector.
Telsim was the first to launch GPRS in Turkey in August 2000 and the third in the world.
Telsim's prepaid subscribers were the first users who were able to benefit from WAP services
over their mobile phones before any other operator in Turkey. Telsim also offers subscribers
other value added services such as voice messaging, fax/data, short message and information
For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.telsim.com.tr/eng.
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
with over 360 customers, in more than 100 countries. Comverse provides a wide range of
solutions enabling 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 marketed to contact
centers, 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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