MMS virtual delivery service takes home Best Operator Software award for application or service delivery
SAN JOSE, California – MobilityWire® – December 21, 2009
Aicent Inc. (www.aicent.com) announced today that its mBridge MMS virtual delivery service has been chosen as the Best Operator Software for application or service delivery in the eighth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by mobile technology news portal MobileVillage.com.
As in past years, the Mobile Star Awards program showcases “best of” entries in dozens of categories including mobile apps, enterprise mobile software, wireless network products, enterprise success stories, and mobile industry visionaries.
mBridge MMS Virtual Delivery enables mobile operators worldwide to offer subscribers a seamless method to easily send multimedia messages to any non-MMS enabled phone anywhere. mBridge works by allowing the recipient to download and reply to incoming MMS messages directly from the mobile phone, allowing subscribers the ability to reach anyone in the mobile world regardless of networks or technology.
mBridge version 2.0, released in January this year, has been deployed by over 30 tier one mobile operators around the world including the largest GSM operators in China, North America and India. In its first year of operation the virtual delivery service has increased message volume by more than 80 percent from Q2 to Q3 2009.
“Winning a Mobile Star award is further proof that mBridge is an important service, and further validates our innovation and overall success at offering the most advanced products for MMS and SMS delivery on the market,” said MK Chang, vice president of product marketing at Aicent. “Unlike similar products, mBridge enables mobile operators to instantly offer worldwide reach for successful MMS delivery, a service their subscribers are increasingly using. By allowing subscribers to deliver messages globally, mobile operators can increase user satisfaction while they expand revenue through MMS service growth.”
Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage’s Go Mobile™ – a free e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular websites such as CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, PC Magazine, Computerworld, AppScout, and others. “Go Mobile” was launched nearly 10 years ago and is now published every three weeks for thousands of readers.
“Aicent’s mBridge meets a very real and growing demand for seamless MMS delivery,” said Jon Covington, MobileVillage founder and president. “Our ‘Go Mobile’ readers clearly saw the importance of offering successful MMS delivery and because our readers are savvy mobile business users and vote based on results, not hype, it’s clear that Aicent is a market leader and company to watch in 2010.”
In addition to MobileVillage, the Sponsors for the 2009 Mobile Star Awards were Clickatell, Funambol, MobileFrame, Nadel Phelan, OnPoint Digital, and Syclo.
About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through “Best of Breed” solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile™ newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.MobileVillage.com.
MobileVillage®, the Mobile Star Awards™, and Go Mobile™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
About Aicent Inc.
Serving almost 2 billion mobile users around the world, Aicent Inc. is a leading provider of network infrastructure, interworking and roaming services for mobile operators globally. Aicent currently operates one of the world’s largest 3G/GPRS roaming network and messaging exchanges, counting over 150 mobile operators on a single network, including four of the world’s five largest. Through extensive peering and interconnect arrangements, the Aicent network reaches over 700 mobile operators globally, providing its customers with integrated mobile messaging services, including one of the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging exchanges, and offers other value-added services to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Aicent has regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. For more information, please visit: www.aicent.com.
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