EFI and Telcordia to Provide Next Generation Mobile Services Solution
Press release from the issuing company
Combined Expertise Provides Flexible Platform to Launch Value Added Services
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--Aug. 15, 2002--Electronics For Imaging and Telcordia Technologies Inc. announced today an agreement to provide a next generation, out-of-the-box, prepaid wireless services solution for mobile operators. This new solution is targeted at helping operators increase Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and reduce the cost of providing value added messaging services. Virgin Mobile USA is the first wireless carrier to implement this new solution.
"EFI is delighted to work with Telcordia Technologies, one of the largest services providers in the telecommunications industry, to bring a core innovative solution to the carrier market," said Vas Bhandarkar, VP and GM, EFI Unimobile Division. "Combining EFI's Unimobile messaging platform and Telcordia technology makes it easier for carriers like Virgin Mobile USA to deliver prepaid premium wireless services to their consumers."
"The Unimobile and Telcordia platform gives Virgin Mobile USA the ability to launch innovative prepaid messaging services which uniquely differentiate us to our consumers in the mobile wireless space," said Mike Parks, chief information officer of Virgin Mobile USA. "The combined solution's scalability and flexibility enable us to quickly launch new services while reducing our dependency on third party applications."
The EFI and Telcordia end-to-end package offers carriers a flexible, secure and reliable solution that delivers Web content, two way text messaging, downloadable custom ring tones, up to the minute account balances and is compatible with protocols such as Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Global Services Mobile (GSM). In addition, this solution offers easy premium billing, reverse charging, smart packaging, and makes other applications available such as business messaging, trivia, voting, mobile interactive gaming, and anti-spam filters.
"We are excited about the EFI and Telcordia agreement to join forces to provide the carrier market with an innovative messaging content solution," said Carl P. Lewis, VP of Network Solution and Services, Telcordia. "This new joint solution delivers both a flexible and scalable platform by harnessing the combined experience of our companies in delivering outstanding services to a highly competitive industry."
EFI's Unimobile technology
Unimobile's messaging solutions for carriers provide a scalable and open architecture capable of handling thousands of messages per second; provisioning ESMEs; flexible billing, service packaging and anti-spam filters. Unimobile's scalable platform allows enterprises and carriers to enable interactive, messaging solutions for their customers, partners and employees through a secure, reliable, two-way, global data delivery network.
About Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
Telcordia Technologies, Inc., an SAIC company, is one of the world's largest providers of operations support systems, network software and consulting and engineering services to the telecommunications industry. Telcordia (www.telcordia.com) is headquartered in Morristown, N.J. with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America.
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