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Tatara claims first with delivery of converged mobile messaging service

Tatara Systems Inc., a developer of converged mobile solutions for communications service providers, has begun mark...


June 9, 2005  


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Tatara Systems Inc., a developer of converged mobile solutions for communications service providers, has begun market trials of a service that would allow subscribers to maintain a single phone number identity to both send and receive messages across a variety of access networks, devices and technologies.

According to the company, the offering will extend messaging applications beyond a user’s home service network and include enterprise networks, Wi-Fi hotspots or through roaming agreements with any number of other service providers.

One-number” messaging yields a quick return on investment for carriers looking to drive new service revenues leveraging their existing networks, while building the foundation for a graceful transition to more advanced IMS applications, it said in a release issued at SuperComm 2005 in Chicago.

“We expect the movement toward converging services on a common IP foundation will continue to gain tremendous momentum,” said Todd Crick, vice president of the Integrated Services Group at inCode Wireless, a wireless technology and business consulting firm.

“One-Number Mobile Messaging builds upon widespread customer familiarity with SMS and is an example of the many new types of wireless services that IMS technology enables.”

Short messaging is pervasive worldwide and has grown to be an important communications tool for both business users and consumers alike, the Acton, Mass. company said.

It added that in mobile networks today, SMS is also a key element used for many of the services mobile customers take for granted and rely on today, such as notification of voice mail via a message waiting indicator symbol on the handset.