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Airwide Solutions, Tecnotree partner for comprehensive VAS solutions

Airwide Solutions and Tecnotree will be making available a portfolio of messaging, OSS/BSS and value-added services solutions to operators worldwide. Emerging regions are claimed to benefit from comprehensive, out-of-the-box infrastructure solutions.

Airwide Solutions and Tecnotree have entered into a non-exclusive global distribution agreement. Both will make available to operators worldwide a leading portfolio of next generation messaging infrastructure, OSS/BSS and Value-Added Services (VAS) solutions. The collaboration is expected to help both companies more extensively serve mobile operators in developed markets like Western Europe, and emerging markets like Africa and Latin America.

Emerging regions are increasingly tapping into mobile phone technology to improve quality of life in the region. For example, many operators are now offering low-cost but high-quality VAS to millions of people in the developing world. As a key underpinning of these services, operators need infrastructure that meets the increased demand, conforms to security and reliability requirements, and offers flexibility for tomorrow’s unseen innovative service offerings.

(Additionally, Airwide’s and Tecnotree’s comprehensive portfolio is of interest to operators in developed markets like Western Europe, enabling operators to optimise service delivery infrastructure, create an efficient service creation environment for launching profitable services in the shortest time-to-market, monetise their network investments by enhancing third-party services and applications, and drive new revenue from existing assets, making them ad-funded, for example.

“Working together with Airwide will extend our value and reach we can provide to operators in both emerging and developed markets. Together we can offer powerful VAS solutions to operators worldwide, satisfying their needs for today and tomorrow. We expect this to be a fruitful relationship for both our company and our joint customers,” said Leena Koskelainen, Director, Tecnotree VAS Solution Center.

“We are very pleased to work with Tecnotree and expect the comprehensive nature of our combined solutions, as well as our mutual experience in both developed and emerging regions, will bring high value to operators in all parts of the globe,” said Antero Norkio, Head of Channels for Airwide Solutions. “With the portfolio of next-generation messaging and VAS solutions, we have the tool set that enables operators to create segmented, interactive and profitable services.”

* Airwide Solutions provides next-generation mobile messaging and wireless Internet infrastructure, applications and solutions. Its products have “helped more than 150 wireless operators worldwide drive mobile messaging usage and revenues and enable them to leverage multiple delivery channels and next-generation infrastructure in new and more powerful ways.” Airwide claims several firsts, eg, the first text message ever sent, the introduction of the first SMS router, and the first A2P MMS push gateway and mobile service control. Airwide operates globally with offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa.

** Tecnotree, founded in 1978, is one of the leading suppliers of Business and Operations Support Systems (BSS/OSS) and Value Added Services (VAS) for operators worldwide. Tecnotree markets and sells its products and services through its own organisation, as well as through global and local partners, and has supplied its products to more than 120 customers around the world. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Tecnotree has about 800 employees working in 20 locations worldwide.

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