Posted on 10-Aug-2004 21:41.
Filed under: News
InphoMatch and Mobileway, providers of global mobile messaging interoperability and value-added wireless data services, have announced a merger of their companies. InphoMatch CEO Neville Street has been named president and chief executive officer of the newly-formed entity. The company will complete a re-branding process and unveil a new name and corporate identity in the fall.
This union pairs InphoMatch’s global, carrier-grade, messaging interoperability network with Mobileway’s worldwide connectivity, content delivery, and settlement capabilities. The merger results in unrivaled carrier coverage, outstanding quality of service, and market-leading technology backed by a solid financial foundation. Both companies have proven experience in the mobile message delivery space, and have worked with many global brands to execute mobile marketing events around the world.
The company will be headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, USA, with offices in San Francisco, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Hamburg, Madrid, São Paulo, and Milan. The new company has more than 200 employees worldwide.
“As mobile messaging grows in volume and complexity, the industry needs a proven leader who can offer global reach and an outstanding quality of service,” said Street. “The combination of Mobileway and InphoMatch creates the global footprint our customers and prospects need, as well as carrier-grade connectivity and the ability to extend their brands and content to wireless devices. Because the two companies have virtually no overlap in terms of geography or scope, we are confident that this integration will be seamless to both existing customers and potential prospects.”
InphoMatch, delivering over one billion messages each month, currently has more than 80 carrier contracts; a high-volume interoperability transport platform with real-time reporting functionality; and an integrated, Web-based, carrier-focused Storefront platform for content delivery and management. Mobileway has more than 150 carrier connections; deep premium SMS integrations; a distributed SS7/SMPP platform; a content adaptation management platform; and an integrated billing platform.