Messaging

LTE signalling threat risks outages for MNOs – report

Oracle has noted a massive, network health-threatening increase in LTE diameter signalling traffic, as communications service providers (CSPs) invent new ways to satisfy the appetites of their data hungry subscribers.

Nexmo boosts OTT quality with Telefonica deal

The lines between network operator and OTT communications provider blurred further this week as Telefónica O2 UK partnered with cloud-based messaging and voice software developer Nexmo. Nexmo writes the underlying APIs that power the likes of Viber, Line and Kakao Talk.

Google snaps up Siri developer and messaging app

Google has acquired a Californian startup which created a highly praised rich messaging application featuring a full fledged personal assistant along the lines of Apple’s Siri. Emu, which was started by veterans of Apple and Google, will be short lived however. The app only launched a few months ago and Google has confirmed it will be shut down later this month.

China Telecom launches OTT messaging app

The operator push to reclaim status in messaging services has received impetus in China where China Telecom has launched its own proprietary instant messaging application dubbed YiChat.

Sending the right message

Since the launch of Skype in 2003, over-the-top (OTT) service providers have been successful in convincing subscribers to opt for their perceived to be free offerings, at the expense of operators’ voice and SMS services.

Acision jumps on cloud bandwagon for messaging

Mobile data and messaging services provider Acision has offered a first peek of its cloud services delivery model, to go live in October, following the Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to allow rapid and cost effective responses to changing technology developments.

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