Play Poland (P4) Selects Comverse ONE Converged BSS to Power Real-Time Service Capabilities, New LTE Functionalities

Converged Solution Helps Seize New IP/4G Opportunities -- Support Data Growth, Streamline Operations, Reduce Operating Costs

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse (Nasdaq:CNSI), a global leader in telecom business enablement, announced today that Play (P4), Poland's fastest growing mobile communication service provider, has selected the Comverse ONE Converged Billing & Active Customer Management solution to support expansion of services and functionalities for its advanced 4G/LTE network serving a rapidly growing subscriber base.

Powerful New 4G/LTE Capabilities

"Comverse has been a strategic partner for Play from our very start, helping us to scale up, in a very quick timeframe, from greenfield to tier-one with Comverse's second-generation converged billing solution powered by Comverse Kenan and the Comverse ONE Real-Time Billing Solution," said Jorgen Bang-Jensen, Play CEO. "Evolving our billing platform to the next level, using rating capabilities of the Comverse ONE solution will unleash the powerful capabilities of our newly launched 4G/LTE network. As a result, we can quickly roll out differentiating mobile products, new services and innovative offers to create a superior and more personalized customer experience while significantly reducing expenses – delivering more value to our customers at a better price."

Upgrading to the new Comverse ONE product line addresses specific key Play requirements, such as:

  • LTE Enablement: Advanced LTE functional support for charging integration with LTE network, support for voice, video and messaging charging in an all-IP LTE environment, differential charging for VoLTE-based voice and video calls and more
  • Virtualization: Advanced virtualization technologies for reduced hardware footprint, lighter environmental impact, more cost-efficient operations and greater agility for future opportunities
  • Advanced Personalization: Real-time marketing capabilities including flexible event based notifications for greater personalization, increased upsell opportunities, enhanced policy enforcement
  • Rapid Time to Market: Native Diameter, advanced ordering workflow engine, reduced level of customized code for efficient support of new charging models and rapid response to future market needs at lower cost

Driving Success to New Levels

"As a strategic partner in Play's swift rise from start-up to its current position as one of Poland's major services providers, we look forward to our expanded role," said Denis Bernaert, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, EMEA at Comverse. "Comverse ONE's advanced support for LTE will enable Play customers to enjoy a richer scope of services and applications on all connected devices. Advances in marketing agility, customer experience and smart monetization will position Play to increase its competitive advantage, and drive its success to new levels."

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About Play/ P4

PLAY is the fastest growing mobile operator in Poland. Nearly 11 million customers use their services, giving Play an approximate 20% share in a very competitive market. Play is the operator most often chosen by customers who decide to change their service provider. Statistically, of every 10 people who transfer their number, almost seven choose PLAY. This includes business people, smartphone fans and those who use their phones just for voice and messaging, students and their teachers, the young and the elderly, people living in big cities and the smallest towns. Play clients have a common goal – they want more for a better price; Play strives to meet their expectations with competitive pricing, simple rules, flexible offers, innovation and more.

About Comverse

Comverse is a leading global provider of telecom business solutions that enable communication service provider success in the hyper-connected world through service innovation and smart monetization. The company's proven and innovative product portfolio includes BSS, Policy Management (PCRF) and Enforcement, and Digital Services – all backed by Managed and Professional Services. Comverse's extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries with solutions successfully delivered to over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. Comverse's solutions are available in a variety of delivery models, including on-site, cloud, hosted/SaaS and managed services.

The Comverse ONE Billing & Active Customer Management solution provides a range of phased BSS deployment options that address payment convergence, prepaid revenue management and best-of-breed adjunct online charging. The converged deployment mode aligns and unifies 4G-ready online charging capabilities, cyclical billing and financials functionality and converged CRM capabilities around a single data model, service-agnostic product catalog, single security and maintenance approach and open framework – a single SOA-based API set. As such it delivers multi-channel automation/ simplification, advances revenue and charging models, and enhances marketing velocity and precision.

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