BT Global Services has selected SMS hubbing technology from mobile interaction service provider tyntec to be part of its Global Telecom Markets (GTM) portfolio. The deal will see BT combining tyntec’s International Messaging Transit (IMT) technology into its wholesale offerings for mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) clients.
SMS hubbing provides MNOs and MVNOs a ready made, one stop shop portfolio of international SMS connectivity, doing away with the need for them to sign and manage hundreds of individual SMS roaming agreements. Having access to more than 700 mobile networks worldwide, BT GTM’s SMS Hubbing service, based on tyntec’s fully GSMA compliant hubbing solution IMT, can offer new and existing mobile operators massive global reach with one interface, one contract and one bill.
BT GTM will be offering the service to MNOs and MVNOs of all sizes, enabling large operators to reduce costs and increase reach whilst giving new operators instant global SMS capabilities. The hubbing solution allows customers choosing from a wide range of interface, connectivity, self-administration and reporting options. GTM will be offering the technology either as a fully managed service or with self-administration capabilities realised through a web portal.
Michael Kowalzik, CEO of tyntec, said: “Our agreement with BT represents a significant validation of our SMS hubbing technology. For BT Global Services to select IMT as its SMS hubbing solution of choice shows that it represents a truly market leading combination of reliability, flexibility and capability.”
Oscar Ruiz, president of global telecom markets at BT Global Services, said: “tyntec’s IMT solution provides a compelling combination of global reach, reliability and technology expertise for our Global Telecom Markets business. We aim to offer MNOs and MVNOs best of breed solutions, whatever the technology challenge, and we believe that tyntec offers this solution for SMS hubbing.”