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O2 Extends Text Messaging East and West
Posted on 11-Feb-2004 08:21 | Filed under: News

O2 Extends Text Messaging East and West
O2 customers in the UK and Ireland will soon be able to exchange SMS with mobile users throughout North America as well as send messages to users in Japan and subscribers of Telecom New Zealand. The new service is the result of an agreement with US-based inter-carrier mobile messaging vendor, InphoMatch.

From the end of February 2004, O2 is extending its international text messaging capability to enable both post and pre-pay customers to communicate with users of non-GSM networks of leading American carriers and operators in the Asia Pacific region. Until recently, interoperability existed only between GSM mobile networks, covering approximately just 17 per cent of all US mobile users.

The enhanced service opens up a potential market of more than 150 million additional subscribers. InphoMatch will convert each O2 message sent or received between GSM and CDMA networks before it is routed to the recipient's mobile device.

Laurence Alexander, director of products, O2 UK, said: "This initiative is great news for customers who wish to text friends, family and business acquaintances on the other side of the Atlantic as well as around the world. It also underlines our leading position in text messaging in the UK and will help drive potential revenue to O2 from the fast growing SMS business in North America."


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