Who Called Solution Broadens Scope Of Information Made Available To Subscribers
WOODBURY, NY, February 9, 2004- 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 that T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH has selected Comverse’s Who Called for deployment to its more than 25 million subscribers. Who Called notifies subscribers by SMS of calls that came in while the phone was unreachable.
The first thing many subscribers want to know after having been inaccessible (due to exhausted handset battery, after being out of range or after switching a phone back on) is: Who called? Comverse Who Called efficiently supplies the answer to that vital question (which handsets alone cannot do) as soon as the subscriber again becomes reachable, by sending an SMS notification with the phone numbers of those who had tried to call. Who Called efficiently aggregates multiple calls from a particular caller to a single Calling Line Indentification (with a counter), and reports CLIs from many callers on a single SMS notification.
Who Called exemplifies the classic ‘everyone wins’ scenario - subscribers are pleased to receive the cost-free information supplied by Who Called, and operators are rewarded by the new traffic generated by return calls.
T-Mobile stated that Who Called provides a real benefit to their subscribers and has a compelling business case. Comverse’s Who Called solution fully meets all of their requirements - including speedy deployment.
“With many recent sales, Who Called has been proving to be a star performer in the Comverse ImPact Call Completion product offering,” said Klaus Rohn, Managing Director, Comverse Germany. “ImPact Call Completion boosts ARPU with useful services that are desired and appreciated by customers - services based on existing infrastructure that quickly return the operators’ investment and then go on generating new revenue. We are gratified that T-Mobile Deutschland, the largest operator in the T-Mobile International group, has joined the growing group of operators benefiting from the Comverse Who Called service.”
T-Mobile is one of the leading companies in the mobile communications sector. The company is one of the four strategic company pillars of Deutsche Telekom, aimed at the dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. At the end of 2002 approximately 82 million people used the mobile communication services of companies where T-Mobile or Deutsche Telekom have a controlling interest or minority participation. These services are realized through a common technological platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital radio standard.
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 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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