mobilkom austria selects OpenMIND Networks to deliver cross network Premium SMS service


3GSM World Congress
OpenMIND Networks, providing innovative messaging solutions to mobile operators worldwide, today announced that mobilkom austria, Austria's leading mobile operator, has selected the OpenMIND Message-OST platform to deliver its Premium SMS service. mobilkom austria has implemented the Intelligent Message Exchange (IMX) application of the Message-OS platform to deploy a country-wide cross network Premium SMS solution, which allows any Premium SMS code to be accessed by all Austrian mobile phone subscribers regardless of their network.

IMX on Message-OS is a highly available, carrier-grade  application that enables flexible and vendor-independent routing of messages between diverse value-added services to messaging centres both within the operator's network and to other networks. The IMX solution ensures that Austrian service providers need only set up one Premium SMS service code. IMX recognises this code and routes the message accordingly in compliance with Austrian regulation.

"We selected OpenMIND Networks for its proven experience in deploying messaging platforms with the world's leading mobile operators" said Dr. Heinz Lorenz, Head of Messaging, mobilkom austria.
"We are truly impressed by OpenMIND Networks' fast and responsive R&D capability to quickly meet our requirements and their product's ability to perform at high messaging traffic loads with extreme reliability. The Message-OS platform and IMX application offers us complete flexibility to build Premium SMS and other messaging applications quickly and efficiently, ensuring that mobilkom austria continues to provide our customers the latest mobile services."

"With Message-OS, OpenMIND Networks provides mobilkom austria with the flexibility and technology they need to quickly develop and deploy new advanced messaging services," said Alex Duncan, CEO, OpenMIND Networks.

"In an increasingly competitive marketplace, operators need our flexibility to ensure rapid response times and fast time to market for new revenue generating services. Message-OS achieves this, as it is designed to leverage the features of existing network components and therefore offers mobile operators great messaging value."

The new Premium SMS service on Message-OS was launched, after an extremely short deployment cycle. Message-OS will be demonstrated throughout 3GSM World Congress at the OpenMIND Networks booth - Hall 1, Stand B22.