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Bichara to Provide Interop's Messaging Solutions to MVNOs in Brazil

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:07am
SAO PAULO, BR and FORT MYERS, FL—July 12, 2011—Bichara Tecnologia and Interop Technologies today announced a partnership to provide Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS), and Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) solutions to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in Brazil.

The agreement enables Bichara to deliver wireless services to MVNOs with the capacity to manage high traffic volumes anticipated in the growing Brazilian wireless market. Legislation approved in 2010 by Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) has created conditions that are more favorable to the success of MVNOs in Brazil. Bichara is currently in advanced talks with a number of MVNOs planning to enter the Brazilian telecom business.

At 100,000 message delivery attempts per second throughput, Interop’s Short Message Service Center (SMSC) 4 Series is the world’s fastest. Its modular, distributed architecture provides unlimited scalability, effectively serving MVNOs’ high volume and availability requirements in Brazil. Likewise, Interop’s massively scalable Multimedia Message Service Center (MMSC), which supports delivery of messages combining text, audio, images, video, and animation, enables MVNOs to capture revenue from this popular and growing service. Interop’s WAP Gateway enables MVNOs to create a feature-rich WAP deck with branding tailored to their subscribers and based on customers’ browsing habits.

Interop’s solutions are available in a variety of deployment models, including hosted, turnkey, and turnkey with managed services. This gives Bichara the flexibility to provide MVNOs with the option that best suits their specific business model.

"We chose to partner with Interop Technologies because of the high reliability demonstrated by its solutions. The company’s SMS, MMS, and WAP products will provide new MNVOs with the robust, scalable architecture necessary to support new markets effectively," said Daniel Bichara, Executive Director at Bichara.

“The market in Brazil is one of the most promising among countries with MVNOs due to its advanced telecommunications infrastructure and strong economy,” said Tony Mijares, Senior Vice President Global Sales, Global Distribution at Interop Technologies. “Our partnership with Bichara presents great opportunities for small and medium-sized telecom operators and other companies hoping to create MVNOs in Brazil.”

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