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SMS TRENDS

Eric Brackett, inventor of the most popular form of communication being the SMS, back in 1992, was trying to find a cost-efficient method to tackle the overpriced phone call charges applied by numerous telecom companies at the time. Now, thanks to Mr. Brackett’s undeniably brilliant idea, SMS texting has been the norm for several decades, invading many different markets and securing a substantial position in the world of telecommunication.

How will the eSIM change connected devices?

By now, most of us have already heard of the term eSIM; it relates to a new standard being promoted by the GSMA. eSIM is an integrated SIM chip that cannot and need not be removed from a device - something that consumer electronics manufacturers are also keen to adopt for connected items around the house as part of IoT (Internet of Things), and that has already been used by some car manufacturers too.

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Double your revenues and stop all SMS grey routes today with our SMARTWALL!

Many operators are still oblivious to the fact that they are losing billions of dollars due to the un-detection of SMS grey routes terminating millions of OTT and other A2P messages at low or no cost. In fact one of the biggest challenges facing service providers today is the elimination of grey routes from their networks, hence the need to reduce illegally terminated messages has become crucial in order to stop their losses.

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The Importance Of Mobile VAS.

VAS (Value Added Services) refers to non-core services that are provided to customers apart from basic services, allowing mobile operators to develop another stream of revenue. According to Global Industry Analysts, the global market for Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) has been expected to reach US$690 billion by 2018 - and this has pushed operators to keep enhancing their VAS offerings.

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Telecom Companies battling for their Survival amidst the rise of OTTs

This week, the world has found itself once again in the midst of a “privacy” battle with social media. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is facing huge backlash in the wake of revelations that the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was used without their permission by political data company Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 presidential campaign to directly influence their votes.