Comverse Launches IMS Solution with Integrated Voice, Messaging and Billing Services

Comverse has launched an end-to-end IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) solution to accelerate the rollout of rich communication services, such as converged messaging, address book management, residential and business voice, presence, visual voicemail, video, and prepaid and postpaid billing services.

The Comverse IMS solution includes the Comverse Netcentrex IMS core infrastructure, pre-integrated telephony servers, and telephony and data application enablers.

“With the launch of these IMS core products, Comverse has shown that it is a provider of strategically targeted end-to-end, carrier-grade IP solutions delivering a fully integrated communications services package,” said Joe McGarvey, principal analyst at Current Analysis. "The combination of a Telephony Application Server, a rich set of converged messaging and value-added services, and the necessary components to support convergent provisioning and billing to meet the needs of tier-1 carriers positions the company among the major players in the IMS space."

Comverse’s holistic approach to IMS integrates next-generation applications with network components on top of an IMS core, simplifying network and service deployment, reducing service time to market, and providing device and platform interoperability. Operators benefit from standardized interfaces for presence, converged messaging, and a network address book for all communication devices—PC, laptop, and mobile.

Comverse currently has four IMS networks in various stages of deployment with major operators around the world for both residential and business subscriber segments.

"Our IMS solution enables operators to quickly roll out services from the innovative Comverse HUB of value-added services portfolio, such as SMS, MMS and Visual Voicemail, and allows subscribers to enjoy a converged and consistent user experience from fixed phones, mobile handsets, Voice over IP phones, and PCs," said John Bunyan, chief marketing officer of Comverse.

“Besides the pre-integration of advanced applications,” Bunyan said, “the solution’s high capacity and the quality of our telephony application servers enable us to provide an industry benchmark for core IMS solutions.”

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