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Mobile data services the new opportunity for Indian operators to increase ARPU feels Comverse
TT Correspondent |  New Delhi |  11 Nov 2009

Q5)  How well placed is Comverse in the Indian market?

Ans: Comverse is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling value-added services for voice, messaging, mobile Internet and mobile advertising; converged billing and active customer management; and IP communications. Comverse’s extensive customer base spans more than 130 countries and covers over 500 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers.

We are committed to be the global partner-of-choice in providing productized solutions and services that make communication service provider networks smarter to unleash the maximum value for their customers.

For over 25 years, Comverse has provided a wide variety of industry leading solutions for operators with subscriber bases of all sizes – from tier-1 carriers and operator groups with global reach to emerging greenfield operators and ISPs. These goals have been achieved with a superior solution portfolio, high-quality professional services and an extensive network of local support, including 90 offices in over 40 countries.

We have led and shaped the VAS market for decades. We have moved from a collection of stand-alone products to a converged value added services offering that reflects and increases the natural synergies between the products to deliver the cost efficiencies and higher revenue streams essential for today’s operators.

Comverse HUB is a synergistic framework of VAS, enabling service providers to maximize their business performance and augment their position in the market. It comprises of four product families: Voice, Messaging, Mobile Internet and Mobile Advertising. They are all developed and designed with one goal in mind: to maximize the operator’s business performance. They contain field-proven solutions that increase bottom-line with innovative services for a superior user experience to grow market share and creating new revenue drivers

In India, Comverse occupies a very large share of the billing market. Comverse has successfully implemented its unified billing and order management systems across majority of mobile operators in India. Comverse billing solutions has enabled seamless migration of customers from numerous billing systems onto one unified platform.

In addition, we have a strong presence in Asia Pacific and have installed billing systems at 45 leading Telco operators with over 70 active installations in the region. We currently support over 500M active subscribers worldwide. Since its launch last year, Comverse ONE Billing & Active Customer Management Solution has established itself as the leading converged Business Support System (BSS) solution in the telecom marketplace, receiving top ratings from industry analyst firms Yankee Group, Gartner and Frost & Sullivan.

Over the past few decades Comverse has been fulfilling the billing and active customer management needs of a variety of operators. By leveraging our solutions, operators have had success in achieving speed to maximum revenue, business growth and evolution and operational excellence and efficiency.

With our track record, .Comverse is well positioned to provide Indian mobile operators with revenue generation and maximizing opportunities.

Q6) What are your upcoming business plans for the Indian market?

Ans: As far as our Billing solution is concerned, Comverse is presently operating with most of the telecommunication service providers with our integrated billing solution Comverse ONE. We are also working with various telcos for VAS solutions through our Comverse HUB solution.

Q7) What your targets for the Indian market in terms of market share, revenues targets, growth rate and so on?

Ans: We hope to continue with our Billing dominance. There is a high level of competition in a high growth market such as India so we hope to be able to help operators particularly in the area of 3G VAS to help them grow their business and stay ahead of competition.

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