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Sagem Orga Taps TynTec

Sagem Orga has selected enterprise quality SMS operator TynTec to provide its over-the-air (OTA) configuration service

May 4, 2006

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DOUGLAS, U.K. -- SIM card manufacturer Sagem Orga has selected enterprise quality SMSoperator TynTec to provide its Over-The-Air (OTA) configuration service.Under the deal, TynTec will send Sagem Orga's phone configuration via SMSmessages using its enterprise quality SMS platform.

OTA (Over-The-Air) configuration enables mobile network operators andwireless service providers to add new services to a customer's handset byusing the wireless network instead of requiring the customer to bring thephone to a carrier's location for reprogramming. Special configuration SMSmessages can be sent to a user's phone in order to activate subscriptions orservices, personalise phones or programme new services. As mobile phoneshave become more advanced, OTA configuration has become increasinglyimportant as new updates and services come on stream.

TynTec's OTA configuration service uses its proprietary SMS-C and network ofoperator partnerships to guarantee the timely delivery of configurationmessages, and to ensure that OTA messages arrive seamlessly into multipledestination networks all over the world. Through partnerships with networkoperators such as Manx Telecom, Digicel Jamaica and Ã…lands Mobiltelefon,TynTec has multiple access points into the deep level mobile telecomsinfrastructure (SS7), meaning that it can offer a new level of quality inSMS communications. By choosing TynTec to send its OTA configurationmessages, Sagem Orga will be able to guarantee the arrival of such messagesin a timely and reliable manner.

Michael Kowalzik, CEO of TynTec, said: "Our enterprise quality SMS meansthat Sagem Orga can relax in the knowledge that its OTA configurationmessages will get to the end user reliably and speedily. Our enterprisequality SMS platform and SS7 connectivity means that we can offer a newlevel of quality in SMS communications - something that is hugely importantwhen you're talking about vital messages such as OTA configurations."

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