Telcel provides subscribers with flawless worldwide multimedia message delivery using Aicent’s MMS Hubbing Service
SAN JOSE, Calif. – MobilityWire® – December 20, 2010
Aicent Inc. (www.aicent.com) announced today that Telcel, Mexico’s leading wireless services provider, has selected the Aicent MMS Gateway Service to provision their global multimedia message service (MMS) capabilities. Now Telcel is able to send and receive MMS messages with the more than 300 mobile operators in Aicent’s MMS network.
Telcel is employing Aicent’s MMS Gateway Service to provide advanced MMS services to its 60 million subscribers. The MMS Gateway Service enables Telcel to rapidly establish global MMS interoperability with reliable, cost-effective commercial MMS delivery and termination capabilities, enabling Telcel subscribers to easily send and receive pictures and videos to friends and family anywhere in the world through Aicent’s MMS network reach.
Telcel is Mexico’s leading wireless provider and also the largest member of the America Movil group which serves over 216.8 million wireless subscribers in Latin America. The growing popularity of MMS messaging has rapidly made it an in-demand service for global mobile subscribers, especially in Latin America. Aicent’s MMS Gateway Service allows carriers like Telcel to upgrade their messaging infrastructure to enable their subscribers to interwork with global MMS delivery, enabling global MMS message delivery with a single connection.
“As one of the region’s largest and most important telecom providers, Telcel sets a course that many of the other Caribbean and Latin America carriers will follow,” said Louie Abonador, Aicent’s general manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We look forward to the future as other operators follow Telcel’s lead by delivering the most cutting-edge services the mobile market has to offer.”
Aicent’s MMS Gateway Service delivers carrier-grade seamless MMS interoperability by working with the broadest number of wireless operators on the industry’s largest MMS eXchange. With a single connection to Aicent MMS Gateway Service, mobile operators can access international destinations with 2-way message exchanges without worry of Mobile Number Portability, or contractual and billing relationships with operators in foreign countries. One of the first MMS Gateway Service providers, Aicent is today the leading provider of MMS eXchange services with the widest international coverage and strongest technical know-how with full compliance with industry standards.
Telcel is the leading wireless services provider in Mexico with more than 62.4 million subscribers and about 71% of the Mexican wireless market at the end of October 2010. In operation since 1989, Telcel offers a wide array of voice and data services in the largest wireless network in Mexico using GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA technologies. Telcel is a subsidiary of America Movil (NYSE: AMX) (Nasdaq: AMOV) (BMV: AMX), the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of October 27, 2010 it had over 216.8 million wireless subscribers. For more information about Telcel, visit www.telcel.com.
Serving two billion mobile users in 114 countries through more than 160 mobile operators, Aicent Inc. is a leading provider of data network solutions for mobile operators, including 9 of the world’s largest 10. With its network reaching nearly every GPRS/3G operator around the world, Aicent operates one of the industry’s largest GPRS and 3G network eXchanges. Aicent provides integrated mobile messaging services, including MMS and SMS, and operates one of the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging eXchanges. Aicent’s award-winning mBridge service easily enables global delivery of MMS messages to any phone. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Aicent has regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. For more information visit: www.aicent.com.
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