Comverse VoiCD Mobile Music Solution Selected By Advanced Info Service
WOODBURY, NY - Comverse, a unit of Comverse Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and a supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communications services, announced that Advanced Info Service (AIS), a Thailand mobile operator, has selected Comverse's VoiCD advanced mobile music end-to-end solution for listening to, and distributing music and other multimedia content over telecom networks. The AIS offering, "Music-2-Gether", offers the full-scale VoiCD music portal, which enables a wide range of applications, including the ability to listen to a music track, download ring tones, and send a music track to a friend with an introduction for any special occasion. Special commemorative campaigns can be conducted around holidays or national days. "Comverse VoiCD enables us to create a totally fresh user experience. By targeting the mass market with entertainment services like music, we are giving subscribers a unique offering, and at the same time, generating revenues," said Mr. Lum Hon Fye, Executive Vice Chairman, AIS. "We are seeing increasing demand from subscribers for high-quality and innovative value-added services. The Comverse VoiCD solution is a 2.5G stepping stone towards full multimedia applications." "We are pleased to have been selected by AIS to provide yet another Comverse product," said Zeev Bregman, Chief Executive Officer of Comverse. "AIS, the market leader in deploying wireless music applications in Thailand, will offers the service to over 7 million subscribers, who now have access to an array of music content. We see other service providers being encouraged to offer similar services to their end users to remain competitive."