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Comverses Multimedia Messaging Service Center And Mobile Data Gateway Chosen For Performance And Functionality


Comverse, the worlds leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services, today announced that Austrian mobile operator Connect Austria has selected Comverses Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC) and Mobile Data Gateway to enable MMS service.


MMS services allow wireless subscribers to send and receive multimedia messages with pictures, text and audio. Comverses MMSC is fully interoperable with other operators MMS services, and its flexible script-based messaging engine allows operators to easily accommodate future services and new technologies.


The Comverse Mobile Data Gateway reduces network congestion, delivers enhanced data performance to the wide variety of terminals on the market and assures interoperability by supporting all relevant bearers and protocols. Its real-time capabilities give subscribers access to more applications and allows flexible billing models. The gateway also makes possible push applications like notifications and interactive content delivery.


"We chose Comverse because we believe its MMSC is the most configurable, open and flexible platform available on the market. It integrates seamlessly into our network and meets our hardware requirements, said Jxrgen Bang-Jensen, CEO of Connect Austria. Comverses strength as a messaging company ensures that MMS is central to its core expertise not a side product.


The enhanced reporting capabilities of Comverses Mobile Data Gateway enable us to easily manage services from a marketing and IT perspective, added Bang-Jensen. It generates information to help us create services customised to subscriber needs while assisting the generation of more revenue. The Comverse MMSC and Mobile Data Gateway together make a powerful combination that will enable us to deliver the richest MMS services and experience to our subscribers.


Zeev Bregman, Chief Executive Officer of Comverse, said, We are pleased that Connect Austria has selected our Mobile Data Gateway and has joined other operators in selecting the Comverse MMSC, which is increasingly recognised worldwide as a strong solution that transcends basic requirements. Comverse is committed to MMS as an integral element of Total Communications, a friendly customer-focused environment that unites all real-time and non-real-time services on an attractive, easy-to-master, consistent user interface.

About Connect Austria

Connect Austria (Connect Austria Gesellschaft fuer Telekommunikation GmbH)
has grown rapidly since its inception in 1998 as Austria's only nation-wide GSM-1800 mobile telephony network, and now has about 1500 employees and nearly two million subscribers, making it Austrias third-largest mobile operator, with a population coverage of over 98 percent. ONE is Austrias most modern communications company and the only mobile telephony operator to offer GPRS and HSCSD (ONE High Speed) in Austria.

About Comverse

Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the worlds leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services. More than 400 wireless and wireline telecommunications network operators in more than 100 countries have selected Comverses enhanced services systems and software, which enable the provision of revenue-generating value-added services including call answering with one-touch call return, short messaging services, IP-based unified messaging (voice, fax, and email in a single mailbox), 2.5G/3G multimedia messaging (MMS), instant communications, wireless information and entertainment services, voice-controlled dialing, messaging and browsing, prepaid wireless services, and additional personal communication services. Other Comverse Technology business units include: Verint Systems, a leading provider of analytic solutions for communications interception, digital video security and surveillance, and enterprise business intelligence; and Ulticom, a leading provider of service enabling network software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. 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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