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Comverse Integrates Insight with EMC CLARiiON for Advanced Multimedia Telecom Storage and Management Solutions


OEM Agreement Supports Increased Level of Next-Generation Multimodal Application Functionality

Barcelona, Spain (3GSM World Congress 2006, Hall 2, Booth G141)-Tuesday, February 14, 2006, EMC Corporation, (NYSE: EMC) the world leader in information management and storage, announced it has signed an OEM agreement with Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world’s leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication services, to integrate the EMC® CLARiiON® CX series of networked storage systems into Comverse InSight™ Open Services Environment. Modular and standards-based, Comverse InSight core components (such as voice ports, message and subscriber profile stores, and management services) are shared across services, reducing costs and speeding deployments.

Through this technology integration, Comverse will provide operators with an efficient, highly functional and cost-effective solution for managing, storing and protecting data from multimedia messaging and other value added services. The integrated Comverse solution enables telecom service providers to manage, manipulate and deliver personal and public multimedia content to their subscriber community with the highest levels of performance and reliability.

“Telecom service providers need an integrated, high-performance multimedia storage solution capable of supporting enhanced services in a converged environment,” said BJ Jenkins, EMC’s Vice President of Global Marketing. “The EMC CLARiiON CX series is an ideal fit to meet this growing need with carrier-grade NEBS and ETSI certified systems that facilitate cutting-edge enhanced services, including new next-generation multimedia, voice and data services from the industry leading Comverse InSight Open Services Environment.”

“In order to meet the subscriber’s appetite for multimedia services, carriers are increasingly investing in data and multimodal interfaces,” said Menashe Rothschild, CTO at Comverse. “The industry leading EMC CLARiiON family of networked storage systems, combined with our multimedia management capabilities, enable us to support many new enhanced services possibilities, such as video applications. By complying with NEBS and ETSI requirements, the Comverse multimedia platform results in superior storage capabilities that enhances functionality and expands capacity while potentially reducing telecom service provider’s operating expenses.”

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