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."
"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
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
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).
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