New Western European UMTS Operator To Deploy Comverse Billing Solution for Prepaid and Post-paid Users
WOODBURY, NY, February 23, 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 LuXcommunications S.A., the newest mobile operator (GSM & UMTS) in Luxembourg, has chosen Comverse’s Converged Real-Time Billing System to bill both prepaid and post-paid subscribers.
The Comverse Converged Billing System uses Intelligent Network (IN) technologies and standards, and is designed to manage many millions of active customer accounts simultaneously, authorizing in real-time every user request for voice and data services for both prepaid and post-paid subscribers. Account statistics and service usage data are available in real-time, providing immediate feedback and helping in the development of targeted marketing programs. The system comes with a consistent administrative interface, a single tariff database and the ability to define hybrid accounts that offer the best of both prepaid and post-paid billing.
“The Converged Billing System from Comverse will allow us to start our service with one, unified billing package for both our prepaid and post-paid customers,” said Pascal Koster, Managing Director of LuXcommunications S.A. “Most importantly, it means that we can reduce overhead by having, for example, a single customer care unit for all our subscribers while providing a better, friendlier, and more efficient service,” said Jean-Claude Bintz, Managing Director of LuXcommunications S.A.
“Comverse is pleased that a new, technologically advanced service provider such as LuXcommunications has chosen our system,” said Guiseppe Elli, President of Comverse Europe. “Lack of synchronization between usage and billing can lead to a leakage of revenues that impacts negatively on operators; we believe the Comverse Converged Real-Time Billing System addresses these concerns with an effective solution for maximizing profitability.”
LuXcommunications S.A. was awarded its UMTS license in July 2003. LuXcommunications is a joint venture between Audiolux S.A. and BGL Investment Partners S.A. LuXCommunications will be launching its 3G services in Luxembourg in summer 2004 and aims to attract customers by offering innovative services such as video messaging at attractive prices. For more information on LuXcommunications visit www.luxcommunications.lu.
Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication 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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