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Acotel secures Fastlink contract

The Acotel Group announced today that it has won a major SMS Centre (SMSC) and Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) contract with Fastlink in Jordan.

The Acotel Group announced today that it has won a major SMSC (SMS Message Centre) expansion contract with Fastlink in Jordan. In a separate contract, Acotel Group will also upgrade Fastlink's VAS Platform to the latest MMS (Multimedia Message Service) enhanced release.

The orders were placed in response to the continuing growth of SMS and MMS messaging in Jordan, in line with the trend throughout the Middle East.

“We are delighted to provide Fastlink with the additional SMS capacity in their network. This expansion will ensure that the current high levels are maintained as traffic grows. Our carrier systems are designed to be fully scalable, which has proved crucial to all our customers as messaging traffic continues its upward spiral in their markets,” says Declan O'Mahony, director, Acotel Mobile Solutions.

The nine-year old Jordan Mobile Telephone Services Company, which operates under the consumer brand name Fastlink currently, has more than one million subscribers in Jordan. As a part of it’s telecom upgrade initiatives, Fastlink invested more than US$120 million since 2002, to modernise the network.

“MMS and SMS services continue to be an important revenue stream for Fastlink and a major differentiator in Jordan's mobile market. The additional functionality in the new release of the VAS Platform will help Fastlink to further establish its dominant role in this important market segment and build on the success of our popular MMS services,” says Bashar Arafeh, director of marketing at Fastlink.

Acotel is a solutions provider of multimedia platforms and applications to mobile network operators, with a user base of more than 35 million for it’s paid text and multimedia message services.

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