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Network Operators Will Be Able to Offer A Multi-Protocol Solution To Access
CHTML, WAP And XHTML Basic Wireless Internet Applications
Visit Comverse At Booth # 4426 At The SUPERCOMM Show In Atlanta, Georgia, June 5-7
ATLANTA, GA – June 4, 2001 – 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 a collaboration with ACCESS Co., Ltd., a leading provider of embedded Internet software solutions, that will enable mobile carriers to deliver the mobile Internet on a single device that supports Compact HTML (CHTML), XHTML-Basic and wireless application protocol (WAP).
With this joint solution, mobile subscribers have the ability to access advanced wireless services based on CHTML, XHTML-Basic and WAP via a single wireless device, such as a mobile phone or a PDA. This solution enhances wireless operators’ service offerings, while enabling consumers around the world to experience the mobile Internet based on today’s popular protocols.
“The global popularity surrounding the phenomenal growth of Japan’s mobile Internet market has resulted in an increased demand for the types of services offered in that region,” said Zeev Bregman, Chief Executive Officer of Comverse. “With the ACCESS and Comverse solution, carriers can utilize a multi-protocol browser and gateway solution that alleviates the need to select one protocol over another, and provides the end-user an even more compelling wireless experience.”
“The collaboration between Comverse and ACCESS enables mobile operators around the world to provide innovative wireless Internet services like Japan’s i-mode,” said Toru Arakawa, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACCESS. “We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with Comverse in exploring the full potential of the mobile Internet.”
The joint solution combines the ACCESS Compact NetFront™Plus micro browser and Comverse’s router-based wireless Internet gateway, Mega.flow™. The solution supports CHTML, XHTML-Basic and WAP protocols, as well as optimizes service with load balancing, access control, billing, management and class of service support. The Comverse mobile Internet solution offers carriers a personalized interface for corporate and consumer users. The comprehensive solution allows subscribers to access the mobile Internet based on the industry’s most popular protocols on a single device.
ACCESS also has joined the Comverse Spark Alliance ProgramSM, a program that facilitates the integration of new technologies and capabilities into existing, innovative and new solutions. For more information about the Spark Alliance Program, visit us at the Comverse booth (No. 4426) at SUPERCOMM in Atlanta, June 5-7.
About the Spark Alliance Program
The Comverse Spark Alliance (SM) Program promotes cooperation in the development, marketing and delivery of multimedia communication solutions. By teaming with innovative partners, Comverse integrates the latest technologies, applications and content into existing and new Comverse products.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with ACCESS Systems America, its US subsidiary, in Milpitas, California. ACCESS, which went public on Mothers, Tokyo Stock Exchange on February 26, 2001, is a leading provider of innovative embedded software solutions for Internet appliances. The company’s embedded browser software powers over 120 different commercial products including televisions, set top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, word processing machines, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’s Compact NetFront micro browser software is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode. Over 35 million commercial software licenses have been shipped from more than 40 major consumer appliance manufacturers. More information is available at http://www.access-us-inc.com and http://www.access.co.jp.
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 with over 360 customers, in more than 100 countries. Comverse provides a wide range of solutions enabling multimedia messaging, multi- protocol mobile Internet platforms, wireless data and short messaging services, speech-controlled portal, wireless prepaid services, interactive voice response and other personal communications services. Other Comverse Technology business units include: Comverse Infosys which provides multiple channel, multimedia digital recording, logging, and quality monitoring systems marketed to contact centers, and law enforcement agencies; and Ulticom, a leading provider of network signaling software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications services. Comverse Technology is an S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Index company. For additional information, visit the Comverse web site at http://www.comverse.com.
Paul D. Baker
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