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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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Case study: how Gett manages its SMS based communications via Nexmo’s Cloud API

Without doubt one of the advantages of having always-on, Internet-enabled smartphones is the ability to find relevant, timely and accurate information within seconds. With the rise of smartphones and the app economy, transport services such as Uber and Gett have become hugely popular all around the world. And since Gett (formerly known as GetTaxi) has now overtaken Uber as […]

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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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Opinion piece: Why threaded communication is the way ahead for business

I’m delighted to bring you this opinion piece from Peter Tanner, CEO of messaging specialists, Boomerang. The moment I read Peter’s text, I found myself nodding away with frustration. It’s a prime annoyance for me that more businesses haven’t implemented better, more efficient communications procedures between themselves and their employees, customers and suppliers. The height […]

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Esendex Makes Big Moves in the SMS Market with Text Marketer Acquisition

I love it when people tell me that SMS is dead. I always give a little smile and agree that yes, my wife and I do communicate more on WhatsApp or iMessage than by text nowadays. However, the reason I smile is because I think about the likes of Darwin Private Equity who invested £11 […]

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Operators Opinion

Rubbish UK mobile & banking industries finally get a clue about mobile text payments (next year)

Dear reader: Have a quick read of this post from Emily over at Textually. I quote the key explanatory bit here: UK mobile users will be able to send and receive money by sharing only their phone number by Spring 2014, the Payments Council has said, reports the BBC. via textually.org: Payments by text message […]

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Guest Post: Will SMS weather the 4G storm?

Given the news that WhatsApp alone accounted for a stupendous 18 *BILLION* messages on New Year’s Eve, it’s not surprising that many are wondering about the future of the SMS medium. Oh, I think it’s certainly here to stay for years, but once you’ve got a reliable data connection, you rarely need to use the […]

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Does your child’s school do text alerts in emergencies?

I was reading through the Sky News updates about the horrific happenings at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and saw that all parents apparently received text updates about the incident. This functionality has become more widespread in America especially as a result of the likes of the Virginia Tech shooting when thousands of students needed […]

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Who do you recommend for two-way SMS in Australia?

I was talking to a colleague about SMS text messaging capabilities the other day — and in particular, discussing the power and potential of a two-way text service. Even in today’s hyper-connected app world, there’s nothing more universal than a text message. The colleague is keen — but they’re based in Australia. Which is a […]

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Sybase 365’s Olympic SMS traffic stats: Fascinating reading

Sybase 365 is one of those biggies in the industry that you don’t necessarily hear a lot about, generally because they’re usually busy getting on with the job in hand — namely, processing almost 2 billion text messages every single day. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about them so I think there’s […]

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O2 wins 1.4m sim deal with G4S for M2M connectivity services

Just got this one through from the team at O2 UK. This is the kind of news I’ve been waiting for regarding M2M. This is the sort of deal I want to be reading about. For too long M2M (“machine to machine”) mobile services have been lauded and ramped — and whilst there’s a few […]

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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 […]