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Comverse and Alcatel Home and Business Phones Seal Partnership to Deliver Superior Enterprise VoIP Solution

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), a global leader in telecom business enablement, and Alcatel Home and Business Phones (Atlinks), the exclusive global licensee of the Alcatel brand for home and business telephones, today announced a partnership to deliver a superior standard of communication solutions to medium and large enterprises. The partnership combines the strength of Comverse in the operator's hosted enterprise VoIP market with the advanced functionality of Alcatel's newest, state-of-the-art communication devices for businesses.

Service providers gain a differentiated offering that paves the way for growth in the lucrative enterprise segment, and enterprises benefit with a cost-effective solution that introduces advanced features for a smarter business user experience: large information-rich display screen, highly customizable user interface with extended services for business requirements, improved security/encryption features, high-definition voice, multiple SIP accounts and more. Interoperability testing validated support on the Comverse IP communications platform for all advanced feature sets of top-line Alcatel models Temporis IP 600 and IP 800.

"Our next-generation feature-rich IP phones put more power and functionality than ever at the fingertips of business people for whom information and efficiency are the lifeblood of greater success," said Jean-Alexis DUC, Managing Director, Alcatel Home and Business Phones (Atlinks Europe). "Our advanced technology is perfectly complemented by this partnership with Comverse, whose IP-based voice and video solutions for enterprises – in particular the Converged IP Centrex virtual PBX – deliver attractive, feature-rich VoIP PBX services for enterprises worldwide."

"Comverse's leadership and expertise in converged IP communications is drawn from millions of VoIP lines in commercial service internationally, and our solution's customer experience is now further enhanced with the stunning new line of IP phones from Alcatel," said Gani Nayak, Comverse SVP, Systems & Solutions at Comverse. "Providing outstanding IP-based services to governmental organizations and enterprises of all sizes is one of many ways that Comverse enables operators to modernize and optimize their existing services, address new markets, and build a growing base of users in the vital IP/Digital Lifestyle services arena."

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About Alcatel Home and Business Phones (Atlinks)

Alcatel corded and cordless phones are designed, developed and marketed by Atlinks, the exclusive global licensee of the Alcatel brand for home and business telephones.

Alcatel phones are commercialized by telecom operators and by professional and consumer retail sales channels around the world. The excellent reputation of the Alcatel brand in the minds of both consumers and business people is the result of the ongoing efforts to provide excellent well-made devices at the right prices. For more information, visit www.alcatel-business.com.

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: Sheila Ennis ICR for Comverse, Inc. 203-682-8338 sheila.ennis@icrinc.com

Source:Comverse, Inc.