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SMS and beyond: The 20 year evolution to IP Messaging services

SMS services could fill the gap where internet is not available

“At the time it didn’t seem like a big deal,” explained Neil Papworth, the twenty two year old British engineer, after sending the world’s first ever text message back in 1992. Almost 20 years ago to the day, Neil marked his place in history, revolutionising communication as we know it, all by sending a text message that read “Happy Christma.” The elegant simplicity of this message soon went on to define the very nature of the platform which has grown to become a cornerstone of mobile communication in the 21st Century.

Remaining relevant

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Sherif Hamoudah, Executive VP Sales & Marketing, Acision, talks to telecoms.com at the AfricaCom conference about how mobiel operators can remain relevant to their subscribers. It’s an issue that the fixed line carriers have already had to address, he says.

Acision jumps on cloud bandwagon for messaging

Acision is following the SaaS model

Mobile data and messaging services provider Acision has offered a first peek of its cloud services delivery model, to go live in October, following the Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to allow rapid and cost effective responses to changing technology developments.

New executives arrive at Arqiva, Acision

Arqiva is mid-way through a £700m, five year investment as part of the UK television industry’s Digital Switch Over project

UK communications infrastructure operator Arqiva this week appointed John Cresswell as CEO, effective January 17. Cresswell had been serving as interim CEO at broadcaster ITV, where he also held the position of chief operating officer.

Sandvine and Acision partner for business intelligence

Sandvine and Acision have struck a global partnership, offering carriers tools for detailed traffic insight alongside traffic flow control, subscriber control, service creation and intelligent content optimisation.

Acision scores $100m in funding

Mobile data and messaging services provider Acision, has agreed a $100m funding package. The new investment was led by existing shareholders Access Industries, with funding also provided by co-shareholders International Investment and Underwriting (IIU) and Atlantic Bridge.

Acision, CEO, Rory Buckley

Rory Buckley, CEO of mobile data services firm Acision,talks about how operators make money from data, the explosive growth of mobile data services and the importance of flat rate data pricing.

Acision comes out fighting

With the demerger of LogicaCMG’s telco division closed down, Acision sailed from the mothership this week with $500m a year in revenues from the cash cow SMSC business, which CTO David King hopes has some way to grow. The interesting stuff is in the technology Acision is investing heavily in mobile advertising, platforms, and new [...]

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