Comverse today announced the launch of Quad Play Suite, a pre-integrated package combining IPTV middleware with fixed-mobile voice and video communication applications. The Quad Play Suite uses IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture to enable seamless service convergence across wireless, wireline and cable networks and provides a quick and cost-effective way for service providers to enter the quad play market.
The announcement represents a positive move by Comverse in converged IP communications, leveraging products and expertise from the recent acquisition of Netcentrex, a recognised worldwide leader in the Class 5 application servers market with 4 million VoIP lines in commercial service, as well as its rich portfolio of VoIP, IP Centrex, Triple Play and IMS solutions.
Comverse's offering is underpinned by the idea that pre-integrating the various components necessary for a quad play service will help lower the complexity and costs of entry for carriers looking at expanding their services in this way.
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Comverse Lowers Entry Barrier To Quad Play With Its Quad Play Suite
Pre-integrated Package Of IPTV And Fixed-Mobile Voice And Video Communications Helps Service Providers Increase Revenues And Customer Loyalty
NEW YORK, NY, September 7, 2006 – Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced the launch of its Quad Play Suite, a pre-integrated package combining IPTV middleware with fixed-mobile voice and video communication applications. Quad Play Suite provides a quick and cost-effective way for service providers to enter the quad play market, grow revenues and increase customer loyalty.
The Comverse Quad Play Suite enables alternative fixed-line carriers, ISPs, MVNOs and other service providers to offer subscribers seamless access to personalized communication, entertainment and information services from a variety of devices, including fixed and mobile phones, TVs, and PCs. The comprehensive pre-integrated solution supports: Live TV, Video on Demand, NPVR, fixed/mobile telephony and video communication, instant messaging, presence, interactive video services, media center connectivity, digital rights management, integrated billing and rating, and more. The flexible offering enables service providers to create innovative personalized service bundles that match their subscribers’ lifestyles.
Based on Comverse’s proven Netcentrex™ MyCall® voice and video over IP technology, the Quad Play Suite uses IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture to enable seamless service convergence across wireless, wireline and cable networks.
“While the potential of Triple and Quad Play to generate long-term profitability has been widely recognized, adoption has been limited by the high initial investment and complex integration of different components. The pre-integrated Quad Play Suite is designed to lower the entry barrier to the quad play market, making it easy and cost-effective for service providers to start offering quad play services today,” states Olivier Hersent, CTO of Netcentrex Converged IP Communications, Comverse. “Our Quad Play solution enables service providers to increase revenues and customer loyalty by providing innovative bundles of personalized lifestyle services that can capture a greater share of the subscriber’s communication and entertainment wallet.”
“Quad Play creates a stronger business case than Triple Play,” said Tom Valovic, Program Director, IDC. “Consumers want personalized entertainment and communication services over any fixed or mobile network. Success for service providers therefore lies in the ability to offer bundles of IPTV, voice, video and mobility in packages designed for users personal interests and usage patterns.”
Live demos of the Quad Play Suite will be shown at the Comverse stand (#2.115) at IBC 2006 in Amsterdam, September 8-12.
About Comverse Converged IP Communications
Comverse Converged IP Communications provides IP-based voice and video solutions that enable communication service providers to deliver VoIP and FMC services for both consumer and enterprise markets. Comverse Converged IP Communications solutions leverage products and expertise from the acquisition of Netcentrex™, recognized for its leadership in the worldwide market for Class 5 application servers with 4 million VoIP lines in commercial service, as well as its rich portfolio of VoIP, IP Centrex, Triple Play and IMS solutions.
Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services. The company’s Total CommunicationSM portfolio includes value-added messaging, personalized data and content-based services, and real-time converged billing solutions. Over 450 communication and content service providers in more than 120 countries use Comverse products to generate revenues, strengthen customer loyalty and improve operational efficiency.
For additional information, visit the Comverse website at www.comverse.com.
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