Press Release Summary:
Mobile Content Service combines 200,000+ content items with progressive mobile content promotion and carrier billing integration. Inter-Carrier Multimedia Messaging lets operators enable subscribers to send media via messaging on mobile devices. Legal Interception assists with legal, technical, and operational requirements as set by European requirements. IP-Connect services enable VoIP calls and ensure feature portability across and within wireline, wireless, and cable networks.
Original Press Release:
VeriSign(R) Intelligent Infrastructure Drives Telecommunication Innovations for European Operators
Services Allow Mobile Operators to Rapidly Respond to Subscribers' Demands for New Offerings including Digital Content and Mobile/VoIP Roaming
CANNES, France, 3GSM Congress 2005, Feb. 14 - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, today demonstrated the latest innovations for mobile operators in Europe at the 3GSM World Congress. These services -- spanning mobile to VoIP roaming, mobile security and digital content -- allow operators to provide new revenue opportunities by responding to consumer and enterprise demand for increased functionality and cost effective solutions within the wireless device environment.
"VeriSign helps GSM operators manage the complexity of interoperability, security, mediation, clearing and payment so they can focus on their customers and build revenues," said Vernon Irvin, executive vice president of VeriSign Communications Services. "VeriSign's intelligent infrastructure and security services are the foundation needed for rapid delivery of content, secure mobile eCommerce and enhanced roaming capabilities."
VeriSign is announcing the following activities which will take place at 3GSM World Congress:
-- Announcing the introduction of the VeriSign and Gemplus SIM Authentication Solution. This provides wireless carriers with a scalable strong authentication solution that gives their customers the ability to conduct remote transactions with confidence and ease. The solution supports several types of authentication options including One Time Password (OTP) and Digital Certificates. VeriSign and Gemplus will demonstrate SIM-Based Authentication joined with IBM Tivoli Federated Identity software solutions to provide carriers and enterprises with a single authentication platform to deliver strong Single Sign On that enables secure commerce, communication and content distribution.
-- VeriSign and BridgePort Networks, IBM, PCTEL and IMC will participate in MobileVoIP LIVE! Visitors to 3GSM World Congress 2005 will be able to experience seamless roaming of calls using a single phone with a GSM-based number over both GSM and WiFi broadband networks. Attendees who visit to the participating MobileIGNITE member stands can test MobileVoIP Live! using Windows Mobile Phone Edition smart phone with GSM/WiFi phone with a unified cellular and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based VoIP interface to make and receive phone calls.
-- Vernon Irvin, Executive Vice President, VeriSign Communications Services will speak on the following panel: Trade & Commerce in the Mobile Space on Tuesday, February 15 from 3:55 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VeriSign is also presenting its comprehensive and innovative solutions for mobile carriers at stand D49, Hall 2 in the Palais des Festivals. Highlights include:
-- Mobile Content Services -- VeriSign is now offering European operators the ability to immediately bring compelling, revenue generating services to their subscribers through its Jamba! and Jamster! subsidiaries. VeriSign Mobile Content Services brings a broad, up to the minute content catalog together with advanced user-experience management, progressive mobile content promotion and carrier billing integration. With a combined catalog of more than 200,000 content items available today and the ability to deliver via SMS, MMS, WAP or Web channels, VeriSign Mobile Content Services delivers the content wireless subscribers want now. VeriSign has already helped large numbers of premier wireless operators take advantage of the opportunity to increase revenues through wireless data and entertainment products for prepaid and postpaid customers.
-- Inter-Carrier Multimedia Messaging Services -- an inter-carrier interoperability service allowing operators to enable subscribers to send rich media via messaging on mobile devices. Wireless subscribers are increasingly viewing messaging as a convenient and cost-effective method of communicating on the go. Solving interoperability issues is a major step towards propelling the sending and receiving of photos, audio and video clips. VeriSign's Inter-Carrier Multimedia Messaging Services offers a seamless solution, making multimedia messaging interoperability possible between GSM and CDMA networks and providing full connectivity and routing between operators using similar or disparate multimedia messaging centers, or messaging servers.
-- Intelligent Messaging Services -- Helps enable businesses to mobilize their communication, collaboration, workflow and entertainment applications on virtually any popular mobile device. VeriSign's Intelligent Messaging Network connects to more than 500 mobile and paging networks worldwide, and supports 98% of today's messaging devices. As a result, VeriSign can handle diverse wireless technology, carrier integration, and mobile device complexities. These services combine innovative features and ease-of-use to help deliver a return on investment for carriers and enterprises of all sizes.
-- Inter-carrier Messaging (ICM) Service -- VeriSign is already a leader in providing SMS (Short Message Service) interoperability between operators, offered in cooperation with Ztango. The service provides two-way messaging across virtually all popular mobile devices that support messaging capability, and offers various service options, including short codes and global access numbers. Two-way messaging helps enable high-value services, including actionable alerts and purchase transactions, to be deployed on mobile devices around the world. VeriSign delivers one billion messages per month to subscriber phones on behalf of content providers, between carrier networks or from mobile subscribers.
-- Legal Interception Services -- Offers CSPs a full service to assist with the legal, technical, and operational requirements for legal intercept as set by the European standards and government requirements. VeriSign's NetDiscovery services include provisioning, access and delivery of intercepted information from operators to law enforcement agencies. NetDiscovery services support fixed line, mobile, and next-generation services such as VoIP, Push-To-Talk, and GPRS/EDGE.
-- IP-Connect Services -- VeriSign's IP-Connect suite of services helps carriers enable VoIP calls and ensure enhanced feature portability across and within wireline, wireless and cable networks. VeriSign's IP-Connect suite of services allows CSPs to extend VoIP services across access methods to enterprise customers. VeriSign's directory services, secure network infrastructure, and telecommunication signaling expertise enable VoIP networks to interconnect and roam with wireless networks.
Jamba! and Jamster! -- wholly-owned subsidiaries of VeriSign, Inc. -- are also demonstrating at 3GSM Congress. Using VeriSign's intelligent infrastructure, Jamba! and Jamster! deliver a mobile marketplace of content services -- including ring tones, popular music, pictures/ graphics, and games -- to consumers. Jamba! and Jamster! can be found at stands CZ10 and CZ11 in hall 5 the Palais des Festivals.
VeriSign, Inc., operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable businesses and individuals to find, connect, secure, and transact across today's complex global networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com.
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