Tecore Intros Prepaid SMS

Tecore Wireless Systems announces that Real-Time Prepaid Short Message Service (SMS) is now available on its AirCore Mobile Switching System

October 28, 2003

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COLUMBIA, Md. -- TECORE™ Wireless Systems, a new generation system provider for wireless networks around the world, announced today that Real-Time Prepaid Short Message Service (SMS) is now available on its AirCore® Mobile Switching System.

With SMS penetration in over 50 percent of the mobile subscriber base and estimated to be responsible for over 30 percent growth in Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), advancements in SMS are critical for wireless operators across all markets.

The Real-Time Prepaid SMS package works in concert with the AirCore SMSC and other SMSCs in the network to provide seamless prepaid operations for short messaging. Additionally, the real-time prepaid support for short messaging operates as an extension to the existing voice-based prepaid services on the AirCore platform. This allows unified prepaid operations for individual subscriber accounts within the AirCore network.

TECORE’s Prepaid SMS solution, while being fully integrated into its one-box AirCore System, eliminates the need for external equipment and interfaces. At a fraction of the cost of traditional systems, it enables the operator to quickly create, deploy and offer a variety of prepaid SMS charging models that meet the dynamics of demand across the subscriber base.

The customizable rating structures and tariff models provide maximum flexibility for the creation of charging strategies, promotional incentives, and competitive campaigns that can reduce churn and, more importantly, attract new customers.

“Prepaid subscribers are demanding the most advanced SMS messaging capabilities along with customized pricing,” said Casey Joseph, TECORE’s chief technical officer. “With this capability, TECORE customers can deliver and stimulate SMS applications with flexible pricing and packaging. Our real-time SMS technology is cost-effective, customizable and ready-to-use in GSM markets worldwide.”

With TECORE’s Prepaid SMS, carriers can maintain a single prepaid account that serves both SMS and voice traffic. The solution also permits subscribers to receive SMS messages during phone conversations, and supports flexible charging configurations based on usage, message type and destination. Since account checking is executed in real-time, the possibility of fraud is eliminated.

Tecore Wireless Systems Inc.

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