Comverse Technology Affiliate star*home Partners With Vodafone To Create A Worldwide Virtual Home Environment For International Travellers.Business Editors
WOODBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2001
star*home, a Comverse Technology Comverse Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CMVT) is an American Technology company located in Woodbury, New York, which develops and markets telecommunications software. Founded in 1982, the company focuses on providing services to third party telecommunication service providers. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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See: New York Stock Exchange : VOD See video-on-demand.
VoD - video on demand ), the largest global mobile group in the world, have signed an agreement to deliver a Virtual Home Environment for Vodafone users and international visitors to the Vodafone network. Under the terms of the agreement, more than 60 million Vodafone subscribers can benefit from seamless access to their messages, and other value-added services A value-added service (VAS) is a telecommunications industry term for non-core services or, in short, all services beyond standard voice calls and fax transmissions. when going abroad.
As a result of their cooperation, star*home and Vodafone are currently offering new services:
-- Home Short Code: subscribers can use their familiar home-network short numbers to access value added services (VAS) while roaming (such as voicemail, home customer-care and information services). -- Global Direct Access: securely delivers subscriber caller identification data for transparent access to VAS; for example, subscribers can retrieve their voicemail while abroad by accessing their voicemail boxes directly, in the same way they do at home. -- Welcome SMS: visiting travellers will receive welcome SMS messages from visited networks as soon as they register. These messages will include information that could be useful to travellers, such as how to dial short numbers or obtain visitor information.
star*home also offers the potential for additional intelligent and unique services in the future, and will not only create a home environment for mobile users when they travel abroad and choose a Vodafone network, but will help them solve the special needs they may face as international travellers.
Vodafone elected to partner globally with star*home, having already launched successful commercial services and solutions on a number of the group's networks. Friedrich Joussen, Vodafone's Global Products Director, commented, "In keeping with our global product strategy, we want to make it easy for our customers to access their services wherever they roam with Vodafone, but in the past both language and technology have presented a barrier. The current agreement with star*home significantly enhances our ability to offer advanced international services. It also ensures that we retain our competitive edge, as it makes subscribers more likely to choose Vodafone over other networks."
Carmel Sofer sofer
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Star*home is a world-leading service provider empowering mobile network operators to globalize glob·al·ize
tr.v. glob·al·ized, glob·al·iz·ing, glob·al·iz·es
To make global or worldwide in scope or application.
glob value-added services for international travellers.
Star*home's global network and advanced technological infrastructure create a Virtual Home Environment for mobile phone users offering seamless access to familiar home services and a new range of global services.
Featuring a privately managed, global IP network, star*home currently connects leading mobile networks around the world.
Star*home provides a worldwide network of mobile networks that enables operators to offer new services to attract international travellers and increase airtime air·time
1. The time during which a radio or television station is broadcasting. Also called airspace.
2. The time at which a radio or television program is broadcast. .
Founded in 1999, star*home is an affiliate of Comverse Technology, Inc., an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index company, a world leader in multimedia telecommunications applications. By leveraging the worldwide network-based enhanced services market leadership of Comverse with star*home's unique combination of global services and network, star*home is strategically positioned to make a major impact on the world of travellers and mobile services.
For additional information, visit Comverse Technology's web site at http://www.cmvt.com , star*home's web site at http://www.starhome.com and a special web site that caters to the needs of international travellers at http://www.starhome.com/travelers