Comverse Selected To Provide SMS Text Messaging For Spanish Mobile Operator Airtel Movil Thursday 14 June 2001 PDF Print 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, today announced the selection of its large scale Intelligent Short Message Service Centre (ISMSC) by Airtel Movil, the second mobile operator in Spain and part of the Vodafone Group. The Vodafone Group covers over 83 million subscribers throughout the world in 5 continents and 29 countries. Airtel is implementing Comverse's next generation short message service solution, which is based on a distributed ISMSC architecture to handle the growing SMS demands and to support multiple SMS-based data services. Comverse's ISMSC is a high-performance short message service centre that provides scalable capacity and open connectivity to the Web and SMS-based applications. It provides full IP connectivity, GPRS support and is well prepared for the migration to 3G. "We chose Comverse's SMS solution because of its unique combination of reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness, supported by strong local service," said Jose Ignacio Casado, Switching Manager of Airtel. "Thanks to the highly scalable nature of Comverse's SMS solution, we can meet the rapidly growing SMS demand and easily expand capacity to meet future requirements. As a result, we are confident that SMS services will strengthen subscriber satisfaction and generate significant revenues for Airtel well into the future." Added Casado. "We are extremely pleased to be working together with Airtel on its extensive SMS deployment," said Gadi Bahat, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Comverse. "Leading mobile operators such as Airtel look to Comverse to help them implement and grow their SMS services, achieving rapid returns in the short run, while protecting investments in the long run." -ends- About Airtel Movil Airtel Movil is second mobile operator in Spain and part of the Vodafone Group. The Vodafone Group covers over 83 million subscribers throughout the world in 5 continents and 29 countries. 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 with over 370 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, wireless instant messaging, 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, business intelligence, and quality monitoring systems marketed to contact centers, and law enforcement agencies; and Ulticom, a leading provider of service-enabling network software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications applications. 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 or the respective referenced company(s). ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to see this news release as it appears on the Brodeur News Room website and obtain full contact details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/release.asp?rid=1557&cid=... ______________________________________________________________________ Click the link below to login and update your company and subject preferences, or personal details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/login.asp ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to have your login details re-sent to you. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/forgot.asp ______________________________________________________________________ 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.