updated 6/14/2011 8:16:36 AM ET 2011-06-14T12:16:36

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the context of the mushrooming mobile data traffic spurred by factors such as 4G, video and advanced devices, Comverse, a global leader in BSS, mobile Internet and value-added services, tackles the issue of mobile network congestion head-on this month at two industry conferences.

Congestion management is integral to preventing degradation of the user's quality of experience; fortunately, costly network upgrades are not the only option open to communication service providers (CSPs). Taking front stage at the foremost industry forums, Comverse introduces its Congestion Control solution – a fresh, highly efficient approach combining both congestion detection and mitigation.

Harnessing advanced wire-speed bypass mechanisms and on-demand congestion control techniques, Comverse's Congestion Control delivers significant CAPEX savings. Pinpointing traffic connected with bandwidth deficiency, it applies congestion mitigation actions such as video optimization, traffic shaping & prioritization, and Wi-Fi offloading precisely where and when necessary. This ensures a consistent high-quality user experience and prevents revenue losses associated with the over-optimization that characterizes some existing industry solutions.

"Easy to implement, Comverse's end-to-end Congestion Control solution quickly extends effective network bandwidth significantly – by up to 50%," noted Amos Marom, Head of Comverse's Mobile Internet Business Unit. "Why make unnecessary CAPEX investments or perform over-optimization when efficient network utilization can deliver a consistently excellent user experience that fosters user satisfaction and loyalty?"

Reprising his acclaimed presentation earlier this month at the Mobile Network Optimisation conference in Vienna, Amir Barnea, VP Sales, Comverse Mobile Internet, is a featured speaker at Broadband Traffic Management, in Boston, June 21-22, 2011, hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media.

To schedule a meeting, contact inbal.benami@comverse.com

About Comverse Mobile Internet

Field-proven around the globe, Comverse Mobile Internet solutions serve hundreds of millions of users for more than 60 CSPs worldwide, including numerous tier-1 carriers handling some of the world's heaviest mobile data traffic.

About Comverse

Comverse is the world's leading provider of software and systems enabling converged billing and active customer management, mobile Internet, and value-added 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, hosted and managed services. Comverse is a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CMVT).  For more information, visit www.comverse.com .

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Statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements." There can be no assurance 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 risks described in the section entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" Item 1A, "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010 filed with the SEC on January 25, 2011 or in subsequently filed periodic, current or other reports. The company undertakes no commitment to update or revise forward-looking statements except as required by law.

CONTACT: Paul D. Baker
         Comverse Technology, Inc.
         paul.baker@cmvt.com
         (212) 739-1060

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