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Comverse Introduces ISMS Accelerate For Optimizing SMS Traffic Handling; New SMS Solution Provides Faster Text Messaging To Support SMS Traffic Growth With Reduced CAPEX.

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WOODBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2004

Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services, today announced the release of ISMS Accelerate(TM), a new solution designed to handle SMS text messages more efficiently on GSM, GPRS, CDMA and TDMA networks. Comverse ISMS Accelerate(TM) provides significant network load reductions through enabling: faster direct forwarding of incoming SMS messages to subscribers and applications; sophisticated management of messaging spikes due to popular applications; the efficient transfer of undelivered messages; and advanced Quality of Service, including the ability to handle prepaid SMS subscriber messages.

ISMS Accelerate is designed to reduce carriers' CAPEX by minimizing the need for additional Short Message Service Centers (SMSCs) to manage increasing text message traffic, while providing a cost-effective method of handling/administering/addressing messaging spikes.

Carriers frequently have to manage messaging traffic spikes, when SMS messages are sent to TV-based voting applications. Comverse ISMS Accelerate either can intercept these SMS-TV messages and transfer them directly to the relevant application without storing them in the SMSC, or direct them to one or more SMSCs according to load share routing tables. This eliminates the need to reconfigure SMSCs to address a specific application.

ISMS Accelerate also can take direct delivery of messages generated by carrier or third-party applications where rapid delivery of services is essential (such as for the transmission of sports scores, stock prices and lottery-prize announcements), and push them simultaneously to a large number of subscribers without having to store them in an SMSC.

"The growth in SMS messaging, together with the increased coverage of SMS services, means that many more person-to-person and application-to-person SMS messages can be delivered using Accelerate's First Delivery Attempt (FDA) capability without having to be saved prior to delivery in an SMSC," commented Eitan Achlow, Vice President and SMS Business Unit General Manager at Comverse. "ISMS Accelerate provides a complete FDA service that enables existing carrier infrastructure to handle more messages in different formats within a comprehensive state-of-the-art management and statistics suite with connectivity to all existing and emerging mobile and IP network protocols."

About Comverse SMS

Comverse offers a suite of SMS products, built to support converged data-voice services, optimized capacity handling (including First Delivery Attempt, Peak Handling, Quality of Service management), mobile marketing and state of the art OMAP. Comverse's highly scalable, robust, telco-grade Intelligent Short Message Service Center (ISMSC) provides carriers with a secure, evolutionary path to next generation networks, through hybrid TDM/IP/ATM solutions, utilizing Comverse's in-house signaling expertise. It integrates into major mobile networks, including GSM, GPRS, CDMA and TDMA.

About Comverse

Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), is the world's leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services. More than 400 wireless and wireline telecommunications network operators, in more than 100 countries, have selected Comverse's enhanced services systems and software, which enable the provision of revenue-generating value-added services including call answering with one-touch call return, short messaging services, IP-based unified messaging (voice, fax, and email in a single mailbox), 2.5G/3G multimedia messaging (MMS), instant communications, wireless information and entertainment services, voice-controlled dialing, messaging and browsing, prepaid wireless services, and additional personal communication services. Other Comverse Technology business units include: Verint Systems, a leading provider of analytic solutions for communications interception, digital video security and surveillance, and enterprise business intelligence; and Ulticom, a leading provider of service enabling network software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index company. For additional information, visit the Comverse web site at

All product and company names mentioned herein may be registered trademarks or trademarks of Comverse or the respective referenced company(s).

Note: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: changes in the demand for the company's products; changes in capital spending among the company's current and prospective customers; the risks associated with the sale of large, complex, high capacity systems and with new product introductions as well as the uncertainty of customer acceptance of these new or enhanced products from either the company or its competition; risks associated with rapidly changing technology and the ability of the company to introduce new products on a timely and cost-effective basis; risks associated with changes in the competitive or regulatory environment in which the company operates; risks associated with significant foreign operations and international sales and investment activities, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, and valuations of public and private equity; the volatility of macroeconomic and industry conditions and the international marketplace; risks associated with the company's ability to retain existing personnel and recruit and retain qualified personnel; and other risks described in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in the filings of the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These documents are available through the company, or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at The company makes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made.
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