First Arabic short message service for fixed line phones deployed in Bahrain
The Bahrain Telecomm Company (Batelco) has launched the first Arabic short message service (SMS) for fixed line phones using an enhanced services solution created by SysNet Integrators based on voice processing and SS7 platforms from NMS Communications.
Batelco’s Bahraini and Filipino customers can send Short Message Service (SMS) text messages using SMS phone sets on their ordinary telephone line to other fixed lines in Bahrain and to GSM mobile phones in the Philippines and elsewhere in the world. SysNet supplied the SMS phones, hardware, and software that allow an ordinary telephone line to send and receive SMS text messages in Arabic or English to fax machines and GSM mobile phones.
SysNet, previously known as Ideawurx, used NMS' AG 4000 in PhoneTxt, its first fixed line SMS solution in the Philippines in 2001. The solution has been widely used by Globe Telecom and Philippines Long Distance Telephony Company (PLDT), the largest carriers in the Philippines. — (menareport.com)
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