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Comverse Evolved Communication Suite (ECS) Wins Silver Pipeline COMET Innovation Award

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), a global leader in telecom business enablement, announced today that the Comverse Evolved Communication Suite (ECS) has been honored as top innovator in the Editor's Choice category for the 2014 COMET (Communication and Entertainment) Innovation Awards by the respected communication industry publication Pipeline.

Pipeline's Innovation Awards program provides objective validation of technological advancements that are used to deliver the world's most advanced COMET services. Over 200 nominations were received representing over 100 companies, from which the finalists are reviewed by an external judging panel comprised of executive-level service providers, including AT&T and British Telecom and key industry analysts; Comverse accepted the trophy at the red-carpet awards reception at the TMForum event in Nice, France on June 1, 2014.

Celebrating the Comverse Spirit of Innovation

"Innovation is the watchword of our industry," said Scott St. John, Executive Editor at Pipeline. "Communications and entertainment service providers are continually evolving to transform the way we communicate as a global society. That pressure to always move forward beyond what is possible today is precisely the spirit that Pipeline recognizes, appreciates and celebrates in the COMET awards. Comverse's submission was incredibly strong and illustrated how their technology can be used by service providers to continually evolve and innovate."

"This award underscores the thought leadership, effectiveness and value of Comverse's Evolved Communication Suite (ECS) solution in enabling communication service providers (CSPs) to evolve as digital lifestyle players – protecting revenues from current services by modernizing them to match today's digital lifestyle while delivering compelling new rich IP services and enabling future digital services," said Aashu Virmani, VP Digital Services Product Management and Product Marketing at Comverse.

Delivering What's Next

At the core of the evolution of how we communicate, exchange information and monetize the digital world, Comverse helps you deliver what's next for 4G/ LTE with its rich portfolio of BSS, policy/PCRF, digital voice and messaging solutions – complemented by expert managed services. Learn more.

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 April 16, 2014 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.