Comverse Announces New Evolved Communication Suite

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), a global leader in telecom business enablement, today announced the release of its new Evolved Communication Suite (ECS), delivering IMS standards-based solutions for Mobile VoIP, RCS and IP Messaging.

Supporting communication service providers (CSPs) in the evolution of their services to IP and the digital era, the new offering enables CSPs to leverage their key asset – the ubiquitous existing voice and messaging services used by virtually everyone – to become an integral part of subscribers' digital lifestyle.

"In today's reality mobile subscribers are leading increasingly digital lifestyles, facilitated by their ability to access a variety of IP-based services with global reach using multiple devices and rich user experience," said Pamela Clark-Dickson, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media. "However such service experience is generally not provided by mobile operators, and so they are being left behind by the providers of over-the-top voice and messaging applications. Operators have a valuable asset in their existing communications service, but they need to modernize this asset if they are to retain its value, maintain their relevance to subscribers, and protect their revenues."

Designed with multi-device/multi-platform clients, centralized H-Base storage and WebRTC gateway, Comverse ECS is focused on delivering a full digital lifestyle service experience:

  • ECS Core: Evolves voice call, SMS, MMS and visual voicemail to a digital experience across any Internet-connected device via a WebRTC or downloadable client, building a critical mass of users for CSP IP-based communication services.
  • ECS Plus: Extends ECS Core with the new RCS 5.1 services (group chat, file transfer, video share, presence and geo-location information), enabling them through the client or new devices with GSMA-accredited support for RCS services.
  • In concert with Comverse ECS, Comverse Share™ enables CSPs to leverage their new IP presence on subscribers' devices, harvesting social network information to gain insight into the digital lifestyle of their subscribers. This allows CSPs to increase retail and marketing power, facilitating the adoption of RCS and future digital services.

"To maintain their viability, CSPs must become digital lifestyle players – a great marketing challenge,especially in today's industry where digital lifestyle enablement is dominated by Internet giants," said Gani Nayak, SVP, Systems & Solutions at Comverse. "Committed to our customers' success, the new suite enables CSPs to evolve their current communication package and include IP-based services that are becoming mainstream in today's world, while building a critical mass of users for these new services. In addition, it leverages information in social networks for effective marketing of new digital services."

Comverse ECS delivers on-premises, virtualized and cloud-based SaaS models, facilitating smart and effective CSP progress along their IP evolution path.

Experience Evolved Communication first hand at Mobile World Congress: Visit Comverse: Hall 3, L20.

About Comverse

Comverse is a leading global provider of telecom business solutions that enable communication service provider success in the hyper-connected world through service innovation and smart monetization. The company's proven and innovative product portfolio includes BSS, Policy Management (PCRF) and Enforcement, and Digital Services – all backed by Managed and Professional Services. Comverse's extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries with solutions successfully delivered to over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. Comverse's solutions are available in a variety of delivery models, including on-site, cloud, hosted/SaaS and managed services. For more information, visit www.comverse.com.

Statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements." There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates. Important factors that could affect the company include the risks described in the section entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" Item 1A, "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 16, 2013 or in subsequently filed periodic, current or other reports. The company undertakes no commitment to update or revise forward-looking statements except as required by law.

CONTACT: Thomas Sabol Comverse, Inc. thomas.sabol@comverse.com +1-781-224-8200

Source:Comverse, Inc.