|Comverse Network Sys. Provides Unified Messaging for Pacific Century CyberWorks ``U-Mail'' Service|
Wednesday December 13, 8:07 am Eastern Time
Comverse Network Systems Provides Unified Messaging Service For Pacific Century CyberWorks ``U-Mail'' Service
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WOODBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2000-- Comverse Network Systems, a division of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMVT - news), and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based enhanced services, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW), formerly Hong Kong Telecom, with its unified messaging solution. The powerful capabilities of the Comverse unified messaging solution will enable PCCW to provide its customers with an extensive range of new value-added services, the first of which -- U-Mail -- was announced recently in Hong Kong.
With a personalized U-Mail number, subscribers are able to access their unified mailbox, comprising email, fax and voice messages, from their telephone handset, mobile phone or PC. In addition, through the latest text-to-speech technology, they will also be able to listen to their English-language emails and reply by recording a message and sending it as a voice attachment.
``Today's telecommunications market is incredibly competitive, making value-added services one of the most critical aspects of the business,'' said Itsik Danziger, President of Comverse Network Systems. ``Service providers are looking to deploy value-added services such as unified messaging as quickly as possible, but to do so, they must be convinced that the platform they choose is robust enough to handle huge growth. In choosing Comverse, PCCW has recognized the superior feature-rich services, flexibility, scalability and reliability, as well as the telco-grade deployment of our unified messaging solution.''
About Pacific Century CyberWorks
Pacific Century CyberWorks is Hong Kong's major full-service communications provider, marketing a full array of quality voice and data telecommunication services backed by a state-of-the-art, fully digital fiber-optic network. Services include basic telephony, mobile telephony, international calls, specialized fax and data products, value-added services, Internet access, multimedia services, satellite links and telecommunications equipment and systems.
The outstanding quality of PCCW services was recognized in the global award of ``Most Competitive Local or National Carrier'' conferred in the Financial Times Global Telecommunications Awards in October 1999. Additionally, in a survey conducted by CFO Asia in November 1999, PCCW was named as the number one company in Asia based on the wealth it has created for shareholders. Apart from owning and operating Asia's largest commercial teleport, PCCW is a pioneer in a wide range of communications solutions, such as launching the world's first fully digitized urban network, the world's first fiber-optic cable linking China and the world's first interactive television services.
About Comverse Network Systems
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