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News: Deutsche Telekom ICSS partners with Nexmo to provide A2P messaging solution for business critical cloud communications

Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), a leading global wholesale carrier, earlier this month announced a partnership with Nexmo, a leading cloud communications company, to further increase delivery quality for mission-critical, application-to-person (A2P) messaging to the Deutsche Telekom Group footprint in Europe and beyond. RELATED: How Gett manages its SMS based communications via Nexmo’s […]

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Services

Esendex Consolidates the SMS Market

The SMS market looks like it is hotting up again. It was arguably Esendex, the Nottingham based business SMS experts, that started this trend with its MBO and acquisition of Text Marketer last year. Well, it looks as if Esendex might be one of the last ones standing at the end too as it has […]

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Applications Operators Services

Snapchat drives more traffic than any other messaging app on North American mobile networks

Who knew? I didn’t. I had no idea. I thought Whatsapp would have been one of the key contenders. But apparently not. This is according to a recent release from Sandvine. (If you haven’t come across Sandvine, they are a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.) Regarding Snapchat, the precise […]

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Applications Operators

TextMe turns your iPod Touch into a phone

Very, very interesting move this. If you live your life in-and-around WiFi you wouldn’t need a mobile operator… Given the chance, you would probably turn your iPod Touch into a fully working iPhone, right? TextMe is launching in the U.S. today with an app that will get you close to that dream. “The real vision […]

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Services

Have you had a bad experience with SMS spam? Want to talk about it on TV?

I was contacted today by a researcher from a leading UK television show hunting for people who’ve had a bad experience with SMS/Text spam. Have you been bombarded with unwanted SMS? Has it forced you to complain to your operator — or even change your phone number? Did it end up costing you a lot […]

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Operators Opinion

MMS NOT INCLUDED – a classic operator mistake?

In the first of his columns, regular Mobile Industry Review reader Neil Ramsay gets stuck into multimedia messaging. Over to you Neil: – – – – – Remember when you were a kid, rushing excitedly down the stairs on Christmas morning to unwrap and play with your newest toy only to be reduced to a […]

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Operators Opinion

Operator Innovation: Let me access my SMS everywhere?

Hello dear reader, it’s me again with another Operator Innovation post. The series has been terrifically well received — thank you once more to all the executives from around the industry who’ve complemented us. And hello to the chaps from o2 Innovation who, almost every week, point out that they’re working on something very similar. […]

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Applications News

What’s the best SMS IT support alerting system?

What does everyone use to send SMS alerts to employees for things like server alerts, planned downtime, that sort of scenario? Do you go to an SMS provider, buy the credits and then make your own sending system (or hook in to their API)? Or do you use the gateway provider’s sometimes rather rubbish system […]

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Part 4, Andy Munarriz of HulloMail

The Future of Voicemail I’ve been getting emails from people wondering when the next episode in the Future of Voicemail Series was going live. Tah dah! It’s here. Episode 4 features the co-founder of HulloMail, Andy Munarriz. Andy’s no stranger to Mobile Industry Review — indeed we first interviewed him on camera about two years […]

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Services

Mobile messaging to be worth $88 billion

New statistics out on how much we love our mobile messaging (guess what? It’s a lot) from the analysts over at Strategy Analytics. According to them, the world will be spending $88 billion on messaging by 2012 – that’s 15 percent up on 207 – and while text messaging will still make up the lion’s […]

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Devices

Motorola still suffering as sales keep sinking

It looks like things are getting worse before they get better chez Motorola. It’s just put out the latest set of results for its mobile devices division and there’s all the bad news expected plus a bit more for good measure – sales were down 39 percent year-on-year, losses were up and the company sold […]