Veraz Networks and Comarch Announce Wholesale Revenue Assurance Solution Using Pre-Paid Billing

Solution enables wholesale carriers to cost-effectively offer advanced carrier pre-paid billing solutions across heterogeneous networks.

SAN JOSE, CA & KRAKOW, POLAND – May 27, 2009 – Veraz Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRAZ), the leading provider of Multimedia Generation Network application, control, and bandwidth optimization products, and Comarch, the leading BSS/OSS vendor and systems integrator, today announced a joint offering for wholesale carriers that combines Comarch’s real-time pre-paid, service creation and credit control application with Veraz’s ControlSwitch™ interconnect VoIP platform.

Wholesale service providers are increasingly looking to offer pre-paid billing as an option for their carrier customers. Carrier pre-paid services require real-time billing, credit control and revenue assurance capabilities that need to be tightly integrated into both the carrier’s OSS/BSS systems and their voice switching infrastructure.

In many cases, wholesale operators’ voice networks are a multi-vendor mixture of legacy TDM switches, next generation softswitches and increasingly IMS SIP components. The real-time integration of all of these diverse elements into a unified pre-paid billing architecture is often technically challenging and cost-prohibitive.

The Veraz-Comarch solution addresses the cost of integration by leveraging the ControlSwitch’s ability to interwork across legacy, first generation softswitches and IMS-based SIP control elements, providing a unified interface into the carrier pre-paid system and overall OSS/BSS environment. This dramatically lowers the cost of integrating a diverse network switching environment into the pre-paid system.

Comarch’s BSS/OSS portfolio and expertise, which includes convergent billing systems for retail and wholesale carriers, telecom CRM systems and network and service assurance applications provides carriers with an industry leading and complete solution covering billing, rating, charging and real-time service creation and control.

“By working together, Comarch and Veraz are lowering the cost and complexity of implementing pre-paid wholesale services,” stated Piotr Piątosa, VP Telecommunications, Member of the Board, Comarch SA. “Our joint solution provides a powerful platform that can easily accommodate future service capabilities without requiring significant changes to the network.”

“The Veraz-Comarch solution delivers an industry-leading carrier prepaid solution, solving both the interworking complexity for carriers across multiple switching platforms, as well as the real-time reporting and credit control required in this environment,” said Dawn Hogh, Vice President of Marketing for Veraz Networks. “Veraz is pleased to be working with Comarch to deliver these types of capabilities to wholesale carriers globally.”

About Comarch

Since 1993, Comarch has been specializing in designing, implementing and integrating solutions and services for telecommunications operators. Experience gained throughout this period, in addition to its knowledge of the latest industry trends led to the development of a wide customer portfolio that spreads across 4 continents and includes the biggest market players: T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefonica O2 as well as MVNO operators such as Auchan Telecom, France. Comarch customers’ satisfaction has always been the strongest confirmation of the quality of its solutions in the areas of billing and inter-partner settlements, as well as management of telecommunications networks and services. Comarch offering for telecom operators is primarily addressed to Fixed, Cable and Broadband Operators, Mobile Operators, Wholesale Departments, MVNO/MVNE Operators, ISPs and VoIP Operators and Content Providers and IPTV Operators. More information can be found at: www.comarch.eu/telecommunications.

About Veraz Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAZ)

Veraz Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAZ) is the leading provider of application, control, and bandwidth optimization products that enable the evolution to the Multimedia Generation Network (MGN). Veraz Networks makes it possible for fixed and mobile service providers to create, manage and transport application sessions cost-effectively and securely across TDM and IP networks. Service providers worldwide use the Veraz MGN portfolio to extend their existing legacy applications to new all-IP based networks, rapidly add customized services that drive revenue, and lower the cost of session transport. The Veraz MGN architecture separates the control, media, and application layers while unifying management of the network, enabling any application to run over any network while optimizing session control and transport. Wireline and wireless service providers in more than 60 countries have deployed products from the Veraz MGN portfolio, which includes the ControlSwitch™, Network-adaptive Border Controller, I-Gate 4000 Media Gateways, I-Gate 4000 Session Bandwidth Optimizer, I-Gate 4000 SIP Gateway, VerazView Management System, and a set of prepackaged applications. For more information please visit www.veraznetworks.com.

 

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Company Contacts:

Veraz Editorial Contacts:
Dawn Hogh, Veraz Networks, +1-408-750-9533, dhogh@veraznet.com
Ilene Adler, Vantage Communications, +1-415-984-1970 ex102, iadler@pr-vantage.com
Veraz Investor Relations Contact:
Ron Vidal, MBS Value Partners, +1 (415) 606-6998, ron.vidal@mbsvalue.com
Comarch SA
Company Contact:

Comarch Telecommunications Press Office
Katarzyna Gajewska
Tel: +48 12 646 15 04
Gsm: +48 691 464 119
Fax: +48 12 646 12 00
E-mail: Katarzyna.Gajewska@Comarch.com

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