The Leading Wireless Network In The Southern Hemisphere Selects Comverse MMSC To Create An Advanced MMS Service
LONDON, April 22, 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 communication services, today announced that VIVO, the largest wireless network in the Southern Hemisphere, has selected Comverse’s Multimedia Messaging Service Centre (MMSC) to create a state-of-the-art MMS service for subscribers in Brazil.
Javier Rodriguez, Vice President, Technology and Networks, VIVO said,”It is important to have an MMSC platform that offers state-of-the-art technology. I believe that selecting Comverse, based on the highest technology criteria available, will enable VIVO to provide high-quality multimedia services to its customers.”
“VIVO already offers the FotoTorpedo service to its customers, and with the significantly increased use of the service, we decided to scale up the platform and take full advantage of the service,” said Luís Avelar, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, VIVO.
“Comverse MMSC is a highly scalable platform and therefore well-suited to support VIVO’s more than 21 million subscribers,” said Cláudio Pecorari, General Manager, Comverse Brazil. “This relationship with VIVO is an important step in establishing a leadership position in the South American MMSC 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 rules-based transcoding capabilities deliver uncompromising MMS terminal interoperability for a superior user experience. Successfully deployed commercially throughout the world, Comverse MMSC is the choice of more and more service providers.
VIVO, a joint brand-name venture between Telefónica Móviles and Portugal Telecom, is the largest mobile service operator in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 21 million subscribers and 45 percent market share in Brazil. Today, the operator serves 19 Brazilian states and the Federal District, which represent 86 percent of the national territory and generate 83 percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. VIVO's technology choice is CDMA, which is the underlying technology for third-generation mobile networks worldwide. For more information about VIVO, visit it’s website at http://www.vivo.com.br/.
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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