O2 Selects Comverse InSight As Its Next-Generation Messaging Platform
O2 Germany To Upgrade Entire Base Of More Than Five Million subscribers To Next-Generation Multimedia Mailboxes
WOODBURY, NY, February 12, 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 O2 Germany, a subsidiary of mm O2 which is a leading European provider of mobile services operating under the O2 brand in the UK, Ireland and Germany, has selected Comverse InSight as its next-generation platform for voice and data value-added services. Based on a modular, standards-based, open IP architecture, the Comverse InSight environment is an enabler for next-generation services with a rich multimedia user experience.
“We chose the Comverse InSight solution after a thorough and careful selection process. InSight met our business objectives including our desire to provide our subscribers with additional enhanced, user-friendly next generation services, while managing costs and improving operational efficiencies,” said Charly Rohrsen, CTO at O2 Germany.
“O2 Germany is another example of an existing customer who has chosen the InSight environment to enable a Total Communication environment where users can enjoy a full range of equally accessible multimedia communication options,” said Klaus Rohn, Managing Director and VP of Central Europe at Comverse. “This agreement confirms the importance of our strategy to provide our customers with an incremental, evolutionary upgrade to a next-generation messaging platform that leverages and enhances their existing investment.”
Comverse InSight next-generation environment utilizes a modular, standards-based, open IP architecture that integrates data (video and multimedia), network and smart handset capabilities. Core components, including the multimedia message store, address book, media and presence servers, and subscriber profile database serve all associated applications. InSight’s enhanced multimodal user experience, which is cohesive across voice and data services, provides an attractive single point of access to all types of messages and personal files. InSight creates a pioneering environment that enables rapid deployment of new, exciting Total Communication and infotainment services supplied by Comverse and third parties for individuals, groups and communities.
O2 (Germany) GmbH & Co. OHG, a subsidiary of mm O2 plc, meets the complete telecommunications needs of its mobile communications customers. With its own extensive network infrastructure, O2 offers innovative post-pay and pre-pay products and also mobile data services based on GPRS technology. In addition, the company will introduce a range of next generation UMTS products. mm O2 plc has 19.2 million customers in the UK, Ireland and Germany.
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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