BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless has selected Motorola as a software provider for a new, carrier-grade short messaging service (SMS) gateway, to support Verizon Wireless' Mobile MessengerSM service. Mobile Messenger now offers customers the ability to send and receive short text messages directly to and from customers of most wireless carriers.
"The SMS gateway will provide advanced messaging solutions serving both enterprise customers and consumer applications alike," said Jim Straight, vice president of Wireless Data & Internet Services for Verizon Wireless. "As the nation's largest wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless will provide new interactive messaging services to its customers, and the SMS Gateway will serve as a launch pad for new, exciting messaging products."
"Motorola is committed to delivering innovative services and interoperable high quality products that can increase operator revenues while decreasing their costs," said Mark Borota, senior vice president and general manager of the Wireless Systems Group in Motorola's Global Telecom Solutions Sector. "Our SMS Gateway provides fault tolerant (5-9's) availability, high scalability and the high capacity demanded by Verizon Wireless and other telecommunications customers."
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