Comverse Visual Voicemail for iPhone Selected as a Finalist for the 2008 GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Messaging Service

Mobile World Congress 2008

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comverse, the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced that Comverse Visual Voicemail over iPhone has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2008 GSMA Global Mobile Award in the Best Mobile Messaging Service category. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 12th at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards Gala Dinner held in The National Palace (Palau Nacional) in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress.

“We are honored to be among the finalists for this coveted industry award”

Areas of excellence that led the judges to elevate Comverse Visual Voicemail for iPhone to the finalist stage include innovativeness, interoperability between devices and between networks, ability to generate new revenue opportunities for the operator, user experience and take-up of the product. Comverse is the worlds leader in visual voicemail, having been selected to enable more than half of the worlds deployments to date.

"The 2008 Global Mobile Awards have once again attracted a widely diverse range of entries from all corners of the world, demonstrating the social, business and economic impact that mobile communications is having on society. I congratulate the nominees on their achievement thus far. Being shortlisted by our independent judging panel is no mean feat given the calibre of subject matter experts it comprises, and the quality and quantity of submissions received. We await the announcement of the winners at the Global Mobile Awards evening during the Mobile World Congress with keen interest," said Rob Conway, GSMA CEO.

Visual Voicemail meets the fast-paced needs of users today with a visual interface that improves and broadens the user experience. Voicemail messages are delivered to the iPhone and other handsets immediately and can be accessed with a click. An information-rich inbox enables users to see all messages and handle any message in any order. Users can view information about their messages including date, time, duration, and caller number and identity, when available. A range of message management features include one-touch call return, save and delete, and integration with handset-based address books.

We are honored to be among the finalists for this coveted industry award, said Comverse Chief Marketing Officer John Bunyan. I extend heartfelt congratulations to the Comverse teams for an outstanding product that has attracted international recognition. Just as Comverse leads and shapes the visual voicemail and messaging markets, the company enhances value for our customers with a broad range of innovative services in other key telecommunication fields, including billing, content, convergence, IP Communications and IMS.

Comverses Visual Voicemail demo will be available at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 11-14 at Hall 8, Booth 8B 83.

About Comverse

Comverse is the worlds 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 CommunicationSM portfolio facilitates personalized lifestyles in an evolving connected world and is based on the InSight Open Services Environment. Comverses 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

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