Dwight Davis Chosen to Lead Comverse BSS

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), the global leader in telecom business enablement, today announced that Dwight Davis has joined the company to lead Comverse Business Support Systems (BSS), including related professional services functions worldwide.

Mr. Davis is a veteran technology executive with extensive experience implementing major transformational programs and resolving complex business integration issues in the telecom and IT industry, including the direction of a large scale Infrastructure and Services project as part of a groundbreaking global converged core of an IP network. A versatile professional, he has held a range of key roles throughout his career in BSS, technology, operations and program management.

"Adding another key leader of the calibre of Dwight Davis to the Systems and Solutions Group will provide great depth and experience to our team," said Gani Nayak, SVP, Systems & Solutions. "An experienced organizational leader drawing from a proven track record of more than 20 years of exceptional achievement in the telecom industry, Dwight will help strengthen our industry leadership in the exciting and rewarding BSS arena."

"It is a pleasure to be joining Comverse, noted for pioneering and leading field-proven BSS solutions – such as a true single-system approach to BSS convergence – that enable service innovation and smart monetization," said Mr. Davis. "I look forward to helping to empower our customers to deliver a superior user experience & reach new heights of success in the hyper-connected world."

About Dwight Davis

Mr. Davis has held a variety of leadership positions in the telecom/IT industry. With Alcatel Lucent since 2008, he most recently served as Senior Vice President in India and Vice President, Multimedia & Network Delivery in the Americas. Prior to that, at British Telecom his roles included Director 21CN Delivery and of Technology & Operational readiness, following his tenure at Level 3 Communications as Softswitch Director. Earlier in his career he held key posts at Sabre Holdings, Iridium LLC, MCI Corporation, and AT&T. He studied at the University of Maryland and Babson College.

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 & Value Added 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: Paul D. Baker Comverse, Inc. paul.baker@comverse.com (212) 739-1060

Source:Comverse, Inc.