Syniverse Technologies (ticker: SVR, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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Syniverse To Offer Enhanced MMS Interoperability Services Powered by OpenMIND NetworksCANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2005--News Summary: Mobile operators throughout the world can interconnect national and international MMS traffic seamlessly through Syniverse's enhanced MMS interoperability gateway powered by OpenMIND Network's Message-OS platform.
Syniverse Technologies (NYSE:SVR - News), a leading provider of mission-critical technology services to wireless telecommunications companies worldwide, today announced an agreement with OpenMIND Networks to create an enhanced MMS interoperability gateway service to provide mobile operators with global interoperability.
Today, the majority of mobile subscribers can only send photos or video clips from their mobile phone to another subscriber on the same carrier network. Syniverse's MMS interoperability gateway provides the necessary interoperability to exchange MMS with subscribers on different networks, including performing the complex transcoding required between CDMA and GSM networks. Additionally, as the leading provider of mobile number portability in the United States, Syniverse's MMS gateway service provides automatic LNP database dips for all messages destined for North America.
The Syniverse MMS interoperability gateway service also leverages the global reach of the Syniverse GRX network. GRX is a centralized IP routing network used by GSM operators to transport MMS and other mobile data services. Syniverse is the GRX provider for all major North American GSM operators and also provides GRX services in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
"Syniverse and OpenMIND support the industry's efforts to provide worldwide MMS interoperability to stimulate widespread adoption of this high value service," said Michael O'Brien, vice president - marketing, Syniverse. "Due to the complexities associated with implementing MMS and the variations of multimedia messaging service centers in use today, Syniverse's long-term experience as a hub network provider and interoperability expert will help mobile operators open up messaging quickly and efficiently."
Syniverse will use OpenMIND's Message-OS Platform MMS applications to manage the routing, interworking and billing of MMS messages being sent between operator MMSCs (multimedia messaging service center) both nationally and internationally.
"OpenMIND is delighted to partner with Syniverse to provide their mobile operator customers with enhanced MMS interoperability services. Our Message-OS Platform allows Syniverse to meet the existing MMS business requirements and also is highly expandable for future business requirements," said Alex Duncan, CEO, OpenMIND Networks.
Syniverse is a leading provider of mission-critical technology services to wireless telecommunications companies worldwide. Syniverse solutions simplify technology complexities by integrating disparate carriers' systems and networks in order to provide seamless global voice and data communications to wireless subscribers. Carriers depend on Syniverse's integrated suite of services to solve their most complex technology challenges and to facilitate the rapid deployment of next generation wireless services. Syniverse provides services to over 300 telecommunications carriers in approximately 40 countries, including the ten largest U.S. wireless carriers and six of the ten largest international wireless carriers. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., U.S.A., with offices in major cities throughout North America and in The Netherlands, Syniverse has a global sales force in London, Luxembourg, Rome, Beijing, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com
About OpenMIND Networks
OpenMIND Networks specialize in providing innovative and flexible SMS and MMS products and solutions to Mobile Operators and Wholesale Inter-Carrier Operators. OpenMIND Networks products and solutions include SMS and MMS interoperability solutions, SMS and MMS Anti-Spam solutions, the innovative "My SMS" Value Added portfolio of SMS services, MMS Digital Rights Management as well as SMS and MMS by-pass solutions. OpenMIND Networks is one of the most experienced messaging teams in the world, with experience deploying product on every continent and in every technology. OpenMIND Networks are headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. www.openmindnetworks.com
The Messaging People
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