Comverse Extends Reign as #1 in Overall VAS Market Share
Worldwide, and a Leader in Innovation
WAKEFIELD, Mass., July 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse(R)
(Nasdaq:CMVT), the global leader in business enablement through BSS,
mobile Internet, value-added and managed services, extended its global
#1 rating again last year as the market share leader in Value-Added
Worldwide market research conducted by industry analyst Frost &
Sullivan ranked vendor market share in the three principal VAS
categories: voicemail, text messaging (SMSC) and multimedia messaging
(MMSC) covering the period 2010-2011.
In the voice arena, Comverse maintained its imposing market lead in
2011 with a voicemail market share (including next-generation voicemail
and visual voicemail) more than twice as high as that of the runner-up.
Comverse's strong second-place market share position in both SMSC and
in MMSC contributed to its decisive overall first-place finish -- with
a total VAS market share several percentage points ahead of its nearest
Ronald Gruia, Principal Analyst for Frost & Sullivan's ICT Practice,
interpreted the findings. "Comverse emerges as the reigning overall VAS
market leader globally in each of the two years studied, with nearly a
one-quarter total market share. This is a significant achievement in a
crowded field that is in constant flux. Comverse is further
distinguished as the only company to place in the top two in all three
VAS segments: voice, text and multimedia messaging. In contrast, no
other company was able to accomplish a top-two ranking in more than a
single segment. Comverse's ongoing broad VAS leadership is noteworthy."
"Market leadership can be maintained over an extended period of time
only where there is practical innovation," Gruia added. "Comverse's
edge in this arena is consistent with the fact that Comverse typically
outspends its competitors in terms of research and development (R&D)
according to our findings."
"While it is gratifying to receive independent validation of our
stature in the industry from respected analysts, there is more to this
story than just the latest statistics," said Oz Ovady, Senior Vice
President and Value-Added Services General Manager at Comverse.
"Comverse has been in the forefront of VAS leadership for more than 25
years by continually introducing compelling services that enhance the
customer experience and open the door to revenue opportunities."
"Our growing customer base includes more than 450 communication service
providers around the world who rely on Comverse to add value to their
networks, and look to our broad, expanding portfolio of solutions --
such as VAS 3.0 -- to take them into a future of openness, opportunity,
and optimized monetization of their assets for sustained success and
growth," Ovady concluded.
Comverse's unparalleled VAS strengths are complemented by its strong
global position in billing and active customer management. Click to
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recent award for BSS market leadership as the largest BSS vendor in
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Comverse is the world's leading provider of software and systems
enabling converged billing and active customer management, mobile
Internet, value-added and managed services. Comverse's extensive
customer base spans more than 125 countries and covers over 450
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, cloud, hosted
and managed services. Comverse, ranked number 55 in PwC's Global 100
Software Leaders based on research by Pierre Audoin Consultants, is a
subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMVT). For more
information, visit www.comverse.com.
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