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Alli Avishai Joins Comverse as VP, Systems Integration and Delivery, Value-Added Services

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse® (Nasdaq:CNSI), the global leader in business enablement through BSS, mobile Internet, value-added and managed services today announced that Alli Avishai will be joining the company as Vice President, Systems Integration and Delivery, Value-Added Services, effective February 10. In this newly-created position reporting to Gani Nayak, SVP, Systems & Solutions, Ms. Avishai will lead the delivery, professional services and consultancy activities for the company's Value-Added Services (VAS) solutions portfolio, and be responsible for extending Comverse's long-standing communication service provider VAS market share leadership. She will also serve as the General Manager of Comverse's Tel Aviv location, where she will be based.

Gani Nayak said, "Alli is an accomplished manager in the global software field, with more than a decade of telecommunications industry-specific experience, and a strong track record of managing complex system deliveries profitably and with a high degree of customer satisfaction."

Alli Avishai said, "I am delighted to join Comverse, a company with a well-deserved reputation for innovation and product and market share leadership. I look forward to helping to drive continuous improvement in project delivery quality, customer satisfaction and profitability."

About Alli Avishai

Alli Avishai has more than fifteen years of experience in software-based industries, during which she has assumed expanding levels of leadership. In her twelve years at Amdocs, Ms. Avishai held a series of roles in the telecommunications BSS/OSS domain, managing a team of hundreds with responsibilities including delivery, P&L, customer relations, and large account management, in which she held business responsibility for a number of Amdocs' main customers. More recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer at recently-acquired FocalInfo Ltd., and before that, as Vice President, Global Professional Services at dbMotion Ltd.

Ms. Avishai holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Haifa, and an Executive MBA from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

About Comverse

Comverse is the world's leading provider of software and systems for business enablement through converged billing and active customer management, mobile Internet, value-added and managed services. Comverse's extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries and covers over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. The company's innovative product portfolio enables communication service providers to unleash the value of the network for their customers by making their networks smarter. Comverse's solutions support flexible deployment models, including in-network, cloud, hosted and managed services. Comverse is ranked number 55 in PwC's Global 100 Software Leaders based on research by Pierre Audoin Consultants. For more information, visit www.comverse.com.

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Source:Comverse, Inc.