Comverse Launches Next-Generation IMS Solution with Integrated Voice, Messaging and Billing Services





Thursday February 12, 2009


Comverse Launches Next-Generation IMS Solution with Integrated Voice, Messaging and Billing Services

Cost-Effective IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Solution Allows Fast Network Rollout, Future-Proof Growth and Interoperability

Mobile World Congress 2009

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--Comverse has launched an end-to-end IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution to accelerate the rollout of rich communication services, such as converged messaging, address book management, residential and business voice, presence, visual voicemail, video, and prepaid and postpaid billing services.

The Comverse IMS solution includes the Comverse Netcentrex IMS core infrastructure, pre-integrated telephony servers, and telephony and data application enablers.

“With the launch of these IMS core products, Comverse has shown that it is a provider of strategically targeted end-to-end, carrier-grade IP solutions delivering a fully integrated communications services package,” said Joe McGarvey, principal analyst at Current Analysis. "The combination of a Telephony Application Server, a rich set of converged messaging and value-added services, and the necessary components to support convergent provisioning and billing to meet the needs of tier-1 carriers positions the company among the major players in the IMS space."

Comverse’s holistic approach to IMS integrates next-generation applications with network components on top of an IMS core, simplifying network and service deployment, reducing service time to market, and providing device and platform interoperability. Operators benefit from standardized interfaces for presence, converged messaging and a network address book for all communication devices -- PC, laptop, and mobile.

Comverse currently has four IMS networks in various stages of deployment with major operators around the world for both residential and business subscriber segments.

The Comverse end-to-end IMS solution was developed and designed to leverage open industry standards and the many areas of Comverse’s communications leadership in large-scale residential and enterprise IP telephony deployments. At the same time, Comverse’s expertise in converged messaging and Business Support Systems (BSS) supports a synergistic, end-to-end solution that uses low-cost hardware with architecture scalability and flexibility to keep service providers’ operating and capital expenses down.

To strengthen the synergies between this IMS solution and the rich communication services enablers, Comverse has joined the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) program of the GSM Association, underscoring Comverse’s strong support for the RCS vision and roadmap and the industry’s support of open communications standards.

"Our IMS solution enables operators to quickly roll out services from the innovative Comverse HUB of value-added services portfolio, such as SMS, MMS and Visual Voicemail, and allows subscribers to enjoy a converged and consistent user experience from fixed phones, mobile handsets, Voice Over IP phones, and PCs," said John Bunyan, Chief Marketing Officer of Comverse, the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling value-added messaging and content services, converged billing and active customer management, and IP communications.

“Besides the pre-integration of advanced applications,” Bunyan said, “the solution’s high capacity and the quality of our telephony application servers enable us to provide an industry benchmark for core IMS solutions.”

Comverse's end-to-end IMS solution will be on display at Mobile World Congress February 16-19, 2009 in Barcelona, Hall 8 Booth 8B 83.

About Comverse

Comverse is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling value-added services for voice, messaging, mobile Internet and mobile advertising; converged billing and active customer management; and IP communications. Comverse’s extensive customer base spans more than 130 countries and covers over 500 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, hosted and managed services, and can run on circuit-switched, IP, IMS or converged network environments. Comverse is a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT.PK). For more information, visit





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