FORT MYERS, Fla.--(Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, and connectivity gateways, today announced that Chat Mobility and Northwest Missouri Cellular (NorthwestCell) have selected Interop to provide several hosted solutions, including its Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC), Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Gateway, Common Short Code (CSC) Gateway, and Over-the-Air (OTA) device provisioning platform with integrated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system.)--
“By selecting Interop’s industry-leading solutions, we continue our strategy of providing customers with the most innovative mobile technology solutions”
Chat Mobility, based in Emerson, Iowa, is a full-service telecommunications provider serving subscribers in southwest and south central Iowa with nationwide wireless plans. NorthwestCell, headquartered in Maryville, Missouri, offers nationwide wireless service to subscribers throughout a five-county area in Missouri. Selecting Interop’s hosted deployment option helps the regional operators remain competitive with national providers while reducing up-front capital expenditures typically associated with launching new services.
The Interop Technologies MMS solution affordably supports large volumes of multimedia messages, enabling Chat Mobility and NorthwestCell to encourage subscribers to send messages combining text with photos, audio, and video. Coupled with the Interop Technologies feature-rich WAP deck, the operators can create strong, effective branding. With the Interop CSC Gateway, the operators can provide subscribers with hundreds of national offerings, such as ringtones, wallpapers, games, and alerts, through a single point of connection. In addition, they can create local revenue-generating campaigns, such as customer service programs for area businesses, local voting campaigns, and premium fee-based offers from retailers. Chat Mobility and NorthwestCell can utilize the Interop Technologies OTA-IVR system to provide subscribers with fully automated, accurate mobile device activation and configuration 24 hours a day. The powerful SS7-based, IS-683-compliant solution helps reduce costs associated with manual activations and provisioning as the number and complexity of CDMA devices grows.
“By selecting Interop’s industry-leading solutions, we continue our strategy of providing customers with the most innovative mobile technology solutions,” said Brian Spurgeon, General Manager, Chat Mobility. “Working with Interop will enable us to further solidify our strong wireless brand within southwest and south central Iowa.”
“In choosing Interop’s technology solutions, NorthwestCell can continue to offer our subscribers world-class mobile solutions at competitive rates and to provide unparalleled customer service,” said Roger Bundridge, General Manager, NorthwestCell.
“Interop Technologies is very pleased to support Chat Mobility and NorthwestCell in their efforts to provide high quality, competitive wireless services to their customers,” said Fred Farrell, Vice President of North American Sales, Interop Technologies. “We look forward to helping both operators develop new revenue-generating opportunities and further their competitive positions.”
About Interop Technologies
Interop Technologies (www.interoptechnologies.com) is a leading developer of innovative software solutions to support today’s converging communication ecosystem in the areas of advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, and connectivity gateways. Offering exceptional deployment flexibility, Interop enables operators of all sizes worldwide to launch new mobile services quickly. The company’s future-proof solutions deliver superior reliability and high performance in today’s evolving mixed-generation technology environments. Interop designs, develops, and supports all solutions in-house, providing modular and extremely scalable architecture that makes migration to next-generation technology simple. Interop Technologies maintains its corporate headquarters and a network operations center (NOC) in Fort Myers, FL, with a fully redundant NOC and offices in Dallas, TX.