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Play Selects Comverse to Manage Converged Billing and Value-Added Services in Poland.

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced that Play, a new mobile operator in Poland, has selected Comverse to manage its Converged Billing operations and Value-Added Services. Comverse solutions deployed by Play include Converged Billing, InSight[TM] Open Services Environment, SMS, MMS, Messaging Gateway, Mobile Internet Gateway, and Data Control and Monitoring Point. Comverse service management enables Play to achieve its marketing strategy by synchronizing services, billing and customer care operations, aimed towards high customer satisfaction with minimal operating expenses.

"As a new operator, we are young in spirit, and infused with energy and a visionary drive to make a difference in the Polish market. Having Comverse as a partner gives us global expertise that can enable us to reach our goals," said Play CTO, Hans Cronberg.

By partnering with Comverse for managed services, Play benefits from a joint team of specialists from both companies, mastering the technologies and procedures required, and enabling Play to gain a competitive edge by speeding time-to-market of new services and laying the groundwork for marketing best-practices and optimal system availability.

Yaron Tchwella, President of Comverse, said, "Managed services capabilities are an important aspect of Comverse's strength as a world leader in Total Communication(TM) Our commitment is to complement our cutting-edge products by providing support services from our technical and marketing experts which match the unique needs of every operator."

About Play

Play is the new brand of P4, which was set up by the Icelandic fund Novator and Polish alternative fixed-line operator on September 16, 2004. P4 was granted a UMTS license in August 2005, with initial service launch in March, 2007. P4 is a distinctive player on the Polish market for mobile communications offering competitive facilities combined with new mobile broadband services. P4's different products and services are easy to understand, simple to use and both entertaining and relevant to deal with. P4 services reach out to corporate industries and to the individual consumer. For the individual consumer, P4 boasts a wide range of services and products that makes everyday a little bit more exciting. For business customers, P4 presents a wide range of services and products that all help to make a day at work a bit more fun and productive".

About Comverse

Comverse is the world's leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based messaging and content value-added services, converged billing and IP communications. Comverse solutions generate revenues, strengthen customer loyalty and improve operational efficiency for over 500 communication service providers in more than 130 countries. The company's Total Communication(SM)portfolio facilitates personalized lifestyles in an evolving connected world and is based on the holistic InSight[TM] Open Services Environment. Comverse's solutions support flexible deployment models, including in-network, hosted and managed services, and can run on circuit-switched, VoIP, IMS and converged network environments. Comverse is a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT.PK). For more information, visit

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

This release contains "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances 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 results of the investigation of the Special Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors on March 14, 2006, of matters relating to the company's stock option grant practices and other accounting matters, including errors in revenue recognition, errors in the recording of deferred tax accounts, expense misclassification, the possible misuse of accounting reserves and the understatement of backlog; the impact of any restatement of financial statements of the company or other actions that may be taken or required as a result of such reviews; the company's inability to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission; the effects of the delisting of the company's Common Stock from NASDAQ and the quotation of the company's Common Stock in the "Pink Sheets," including any adverse effects relating to the trading of the stock due to, among other things, the absence of market makers; risks relating to alleged defaults under the company's ZYPS indentures, including acceleration of repayment; risks of litigation (including pending securities class actions and derivative lawsuits) and of governmental investigations or proceedings arising out of or related to the company's stock option practices or any other accounting irregularities or any restatement of the financial statements of the company, including the direct and indirect costs of such investigations and restatement; risks related to the effects of Verint Systems Inc's. merger with Witness Systems, Inc., including risks associated with integrating the businesses and employees of Witness; risks associated with integrating the businesses and employees of the Global Software Services division acquired from CSG Systems International, Netcentrex S.A. and Netonomy, Inc.; 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; aggressive competition may force the company to reduce prices; a failure to compensate any decrease in the sale of the company's traditional products with a corresponding increase in sales of new products; risks associated with changes in the competitive or regulatory environment in which the company operates; risks associated with prosecuting or defending allegations or claims of infringement of intellectual property rights; 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.
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