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VeriSign to provide SMS services to CWTA carriers

VeriSign, Inc. today announced that carrier members of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) ...


November 1, 2005  


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VeriSign, Inc. today announced that carrier members of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) will use its global Short Messaging Service (SMS) platform.

CWTA members include Aliant Mobility, Bell Mobility, Fido, MTS, NorthernTel Mobility, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, Telebec Mobilite, Telus Mobility and Virgin Mobile and represent a combined base of more than 15.5 million subscribers.

The service is a joint offering from VeriSign and WiderThan Americas that facilitates interoperability between carriers and devices and across disparate networks.

“Canadians already transmit 3.7 million text messages a day,” said Peter Barnes, CWTA President and CEO.

“VeriSign bridges wireless protocols with its routing technologies, handling interoperability on its SS7 network.”