Short-message service specialist TeleCommunications Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS ) has introduced its Cloud Messaging Service that delivers SMS messages simultaneously over 2G, 3G, and LTE networks as well as over a variety of protocols, such as email, paging, website data, and secure messaging with acknowledgement.
The new high-volume Cloud Messaging Service can be used by a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, public safety, and educational institutions to support enhanced messaging, prepaid SMS, premium messaging events such as voting, and embedded promotions. The platform also complies with law enforcement requirements, number pooling, and wireless number portability.
Because it's a cloud-based service, carriers and enterprises are able to minimize capital expenditures on hardware and software, as well as reduce operating costs associated with continuous operation.
Jay Whitehurst, senior VP of TCS's commercial software group, said, "Leveraging TCS's extensive experience with comprehensive, end-to-end messaging solutions, our Cloud Messaging Platform offers a wide range of applications and functionalities that meet key business and budget requirements, while offering operators an opportunity to add value and increase average revenue per user."
TeleCommunications Systems powers one-third of all text message traffic in the U.S. and handles more than 700 billion messages annually.