Comverse IP Videomail Gaining Momentum -- Trials Underway

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), a global leader in telecom business enablement, reported today that the market is experiencing a significant uptick in interest and readiness for IP videomail. Comverse has trials of digital services underway and in planning with several leading communication service providers (CSPs) in North America and other regions as the industry takes measures to accommodate the growth in video calling and messaging traffic forecast by analysts.

The expansion of 4G/LTE (Long-Term Evolution) implementation and smartphone penetration (now exceeding 70%) are two of the key drivers contributing to the growth of video communications in key North American markets. Video calling and videomail, which were not bandwidth friendly on 3G, can now be efficiently delivered by 4G carriers, and are forecast to become key LTE applications.

For consumers, video calls convey the full experience of everyday and special moments – baby's first steps, clinching a sports trophy, etc. Video communication is also indispensible for a wide range of critical enterprise applications, such as improved remote troubleshooting with customers. Videomail helps ensure a robust video communication experience, enabling all video calls to be completed. With trials underway, Comverse is readying North American CSPs to leverage IP capabilities to deliver a feature-rich version of videomail whose advanced capabilities compare favorably to popular over-the-top (OTT) offerings.

"IP videomail is part of the Comverse Evolved Communications Suite (ECS), whose IMS standards-based solutions for Mobile VoIP, RCS and IP Messaging support CSPs in the evolution of their services to IP and the digital era," said Aashu Virmani, VP Product Management and Product Marketing at Comverse. "Comverse ECS 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 and seize growth opportunities through rich digital services."

Comverse holds a dominant market share of VoLTE-based voice services in North America, as several leading CSPs have made Comverse their sole provider for specific IP messaging and voicemail services, helping to pave a clear path for richer customer experiences throughout the region.

Learn more about how Comverse Digital Services can help you become a successful digital lifestyle player, and schedule a meeting with Comverse at RCS Summit 2014 in Dallas (May 21-22) to see Comverse IP Videomail in action.

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.

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Source:Comverse, Inc.