Wakefield, MA and Dublin, Ireland, 27 June 2007 

Lyse Tele Selects Comverse Solution to Deploy Fixed Mobile Converged (FMC) Services

Comverse MyCall® Converged Communications and Cicero FMC Solution Enable the Norwegian Telecom Company to Extend Offering to Quad Play Services

Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced that Lyse Tele, a subsidiary of Lyse Energi, a Norwegian multi-utility services company, has leveraged the Comverse MyCall® Converged Communications solution to become a quad play provider by adding mobile services to its triple play offering. Comverse is teaming with Cicero Networks, a leading provider of wireless VoIP solutions for fixed mobile convergence, in this deployment.

“This deployment of fixed mobile communications positions Lyse Tele as a leading provider of next-generation communications in Norway,” said Tore Kristoffersen, CTO of Lyse Tele. “Over the years, we have been scaling up our IP network with Comverse solutions to provide voice, data and video triple play services with high quality-of-service to several hundred thousands of users. With our new quad play offering, we are able to supply innovative FMC services that integrate VoIP with GSM and WLAN, confirming our reputation as a pioneering communications provider.”

With this move into the fixed mobile convergence arena, Lyse can offer their customers both fixed and cellular calls using a single phone and single number. Comverse MyCall, together with Cicero’s CiceroPhone and CiceroController, enable users of dual-mode handsets to seamlessly roam from Wi-Fi to GSM during a call, without any service interruption.

Originally founded as a power utility company, Lyse Energi serves more than 100,000 customers in the southwest region of Norway. In previous years, its subsidiary, Lyse Tele, launched voice, data and video services to subscribers in fixed communication bundles based on the Comverse MyCall IP Telephony and IP Video solutions. These services operate from systems that share the same core architecture to provide advanced IP communications as part of triple play services for residential customers and business services for enterprises. Now, by extending its offering to include mobile services, Lyse has become a quad play provider.

“Lyse Tele is a valued customer and an excellent example of an operator who understands the technological and economic benefits of IP networks and services. Our partnership with Cicero Networks extends the potential of wireless VoIP, drives operators’ FMC strategy and completes the quad play service provision,” said Benny Einhorn, Chief Marketing Officer of Comverse. “FMC has become key to long-term operator profitability and Comverse Converged IP Communication solutions are all IMS compliant, enabling operators to employ a step-by-step approach within a long term strategy, building from Voice over IP services to a multi-service approach that includes FMC.”

About Lyse Tele
Lyse Tele provides residential and enterprise customers with next generation IP-based services, providing these services through partners all over Norway.  The product portfolio is truly IP-based with video, TV, VoIP, data communication and Internet, all provided over a MPLS backbone. For more information, please visit www.lyse.no

About Cicero Networks
Cicero Networks is a leading provider of wireless VoIP solutions enabling telecommunication service providers to deliver fixed mobile convergence services to their enterprise and residential customers. Cicero Networks delivers end-to-end SIP-based solutions which optimise the delivery of carrier-grade voice and media services over alternative wireless networks including Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX. Partners include Comverse, Outsmart, Cirpack, HTC, HP, Novabase and Barik. Cicero Networks is also a Forum Nokia Pro member. Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in Dublin,Ireland.
For more information, visit www.ciceronetworks.com

About Comverse
Comverse is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based messaging and content value-added services, converged billing and IP communications. Comverse solutions generate revenues, strengthen customer loyalty and improve operational efficiency for over 500 communication service providers in more than 130 countries. The company's Total CommunicationSM portfolio facilitates personalized lifestyles in an evolving connected world and is based on the holistic InSight™ Open Services Environment. Comverse’s solutions support flexible deployment models, including in-network, hosted and managed services, and can run on circuit-switched, VoIP, IMS and converged network environments. Comverse is a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT.PK).  For more information, visit www.comverse.com.


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