Comverse Offers Thought Leadership and Best-Practice Advice for Communication Service Providers at Vision Summits

Annual Vision Summits Address Data Monetization, Cloud, M2M, OTT, Outsourcing and Other Pressing Issues

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Nov. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CMVT), a global leader in BSS, value-added services, and mobile Internet today announced the success of this year's Vision Summits for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). The initial Vision Summit was held November 7-9, 2011 in Rome, Italy; the Asia/Pacific (APAC) Vision Summit opens on November 28th in Phuket, Thailand.

Organized around the theme "Telecom Landscape Evolution: Innovate, Collaborate and Monetize," the events offer inspiring and informative discussions with futurists, analysts, and industry experts from Comverse, CSPs and partners, tackling the major telecom issues of today — including how to prepare for a tomorrow that will be defined increasingly by collaboration with over-the-top players, real-time data monetization, cloud, machine-to-machine, IP services, and more.

Working sessions are complemented by networking events and face-to-face business meetings. 160 attendees representing 56 companies from 30 countries attended the Rome Summit.

"Our market leadership encompasses more than just improving networks around the globe with industry-best solutions for converged BSS, mobile Internet and voice and messaging VAS," said Lionel Chmilewsky, Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Facing Group at Comverse. "True industry leadership is also founded on the development of a close and genuine relationship with CSPs. This requires effective communication: sharing expertise and forward-thinking vision – and most important, listening attentively. These elements have been fundamental to the success of Comverse and our customers through the years."

The APAC Vision Summit takes place November 28-30 in Phuket, Thailand. For information/ registration, contact Yael Rohar at Vision Summit sponsoring partners are IBM, HP and EMC2.

About Comverse

Comverse is the world's leading provider of software and systems enabling converged billing and active customer management, mobile Internet, and value-added 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, ranked number 55 in PwC's Global 100 Software Leaders based on research by Pierre Audoin Consultants, is a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMVT).  For more information, visit

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