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Comverse Bridges Wireless Networks With Technology-Agnostic Solutions

Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication services, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated multimedia messaging interoperability between CDMA and GSM wireless networks. Attendees at 3GSM World Congress can see the multimedia messaging service (MMS) demonstration at the Comverse booth (Hall 1, stand #C24)) during the conference, Feb. 23-26 in Cannes, France.

"We applaud Comverse's efforts for successfully demonstrating MMS interoperability between CDMA and GSM wireless networks," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group (CDG). "This demonstration marks a significant achievement for the wireless industry in bridging the gap between CDMA and GSM networks and the implementation of the latest multimedia applications."

"QUALCOMM is thrilled Comverse can utilize the BREW solution for the development of applications that enable the sending and receiving of MMS messages with rich content between CDMA and GSM handsets," said Johan Lodenius, senior vice president of European Business Relations, QUALCOMM Internet Services. "These capabilities are a testament to Comverse's ability to meet the global demand for inter-carrier MMS interoperability as well as further validation of the openness and flexibility provided by the BREW solution."

"Comverse strives to provide carriers with high-quality, robust multimedia services to meet consumer demand for the latest applications, and to maximize cross-network traffic and carrier revenue by ensuring interoperability," said Amit Mattatia, VP and General Manager, MMS Division at Comverse. "Today's MMS interoperability demonstration is another milestone in ensuring a seamless user experience, while further demonstrating Comverse's leadership in bringing technology-agnostic solutions to market."

Comverse Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC) is a scalable telco-grade system, fully compliant with industry standards, for person-to-person as well as application-to-person messaging of rich multimedia content. Built on the eXtensible Messaging Framework (XMF) architecture and part of the Comverse InSight environment, Comverse MMSC delivers advanced features and functionality on an open, flexibly configurable and easy-to-deploy platform. Comverse MMSC's rule-based transcoding capabilities deliver uncompromising MMS terminal interoperability for a superior user experience. Also included are features such as broad handset support, legacy device support, integrated MMS mailbox for message storage beyond the limitations of handset memory, and a content-rich multimedia album for storing images to be used in composing messages. Successfully deployed commercially throughout the world, Comverse MMSC is the choice of more and more service providers.

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 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), wireless instant messaging, wireless data and Internet-based services, voice-controlled dialing, messaging and browsing, prepaid wireless services, and additional personal communication services. Other Comverse Technology business units include: Verint Systems Inc., 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

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