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Comverse’s New InSight Environment Enables Symbian OS-based Handsets To Access Advanced Data Services

WOODBURY, NY, October 9, 2003 – 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 it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to make Comverse handset client software available to Symbian OS™licensees.

Comverse handset client software on Symbian OS-based phones can provide data services based on the Comverse InSight Environment such as visual voicemail, record and send (voice messaging), multimedia mobile email, instant messaging and press to talk.

Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers, which account for more than 80 percent of worldwide annual mobile phone sales.

“By Comverse becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner we confirm our commitment to enhance the user experience on smartphones based on Symbian OS ,” said Benny Einhorn, Chief Marketing Officer of Comverse.

“Advanced data services are becoming coveted features for today’s advanced mobile phones,” said David Wood, EVP of Partnering, Symbian. “Comverse becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner enables the Comverse InSight Environment to be used to Symbian OS’ great advantage.”

About Symbian
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.

Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Motorola A920 for 3, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2102V and F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 6600, 3650 and N-Gage.

Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia.

For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com or email press@symbian.com

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. More than 400 wireless and wireline telecommunications network operators, in more than 100 countries, have selected Comverse’s enhanced services systems and software, which enable the provision of revenue-generating value-added services. These include 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.

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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