At OMA Event: Comverse Champions Industry Standards Promoting Innovation and Differentiation

Comverse Spearheads Drive to Leverage and Expand Operator Messaging Success in the Evolving Messaging Ecosystem

WAKEFIELD, Mass., July 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse® (Nasdaq:CMVT), the global leader in business enablement through BSS, mobile Internet, value-added and managed services, will lead the quest for standards that promote innovative differentiation in its role as an active participant and featured speaker at the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Messaging Workshop in New York on July 12, 2012.

In a featured presentation called The Same – Yet Different / Bridging Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Orly Rapaport, AVP, Technology Strategy at Comverse, will deliver important messages at the OMA gathering: 1) Industry standards should promote innovation and differentiation, and 2) the emerging new messaging environment must preserve and expand (and not come at the expense of) past messaging success. Rapaport will probe the most pressing issues at the core of the evolving messaging ecosystem, sharing Comverse solutions.

"In line with our longstanding commitment to standards-based open interfaces as an integral part of our entire product line, Comverse invests considerable resources in the development of industry standards by actively participating and leading efforts in standards bodies," notes Rapaport. "As OMA is the leading industry forum for developing market-driven, interoperable mobile service enablers, Comverse has been a member of the OMA Board of Directors since 2004. Our work here benefits operators, users and all parties in the value chain worldwide, and helps extend the competitive edge of our broad solution portfolio in new business models such as RCS rich messaging, social media, machine-to-machine (M2M), the over-the-top (OTT) space and beyond."

"Comverse deserves recognition for the influential role it plays in the development and adoption of open standards that remove barriers to interoperability, create a seamless and consistent mobile experience for users, and foster a market environment that encourages competition through innovation and differentiation," said OMA Board of Directors Chairman Mark Cataldo.

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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, 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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