09/11

LTE: A Double-Edged Pipe

As most of us return from a successful CCA Annual Convention, I would like to invite you to read my recent article in the Fall/Winter issue of the CCA Voice...

09/04

View the Debut of Our Self-care App at CCA Annual Convention

Our team is busy preparing for next week's CCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, where our experts will be on hand to demonstrate Interop's self-care app, which allows the subscriber to personalize and control their data usage...

08/13

Analyst's Corner

Interop Technologies is proud to introduce The Analyst's Corner; a new section on our website that will feature articles and analysis on trending topics in the telecom industry...

05/21

Rich Communications has options—with or without IMS

When it comes to Rich Communications, there are a few stances operators can take. Deploy the full suite of services on your network, develop an enhanced messaging application that mimics RCS...

04/16

The case for the cloud

Virtually every day I read at least one story about a telecommunications service that is now available in the cloud...

03/26

Let's talk policy control

How to effectively manage—and monetize—data is at the forefront of every network operator's mind as data consumption continues to skyrocket...

03/19

Visit our Cloud Lounge at CCA Global Expo

Our team is busy preparing for next week’s CCA Global Expo in San Antonio, where our experts will be on hand to discuss our Interop Cloud℠ solutions...

02/27

Is Walmart becoming a Tier I operator?

With advance pay talk, text and data plans growing in popularity, is Walmart becoming one of the regional network operator's biggest competitors...

01/23

RCS: Where are we now?

Last year the industry continued to debate whether RCS, branded joyn™ by the GSMA, would take hold as subscribers' go-to communication tool in the face of growing OTT options...

12/11

New handset introductions: the MMS challenge

When it comes to providing consumers with a fresh selection of smartphones, device manufacturers have not disappointed this year, and all signs indicate that 2014 will bring an even wider range of choices. Just last week...

12/04

2014 predictions: operators monetize mobile data usage, deploy next-gen messaging

Today Wireless Week published its annual predictions from the industry's top executives, and we're pleased that our President and CEO, John Dwyer, is among those offering his thoughts about what's ahead in 2014...

10/30

Interop Accredited by GSMA as Hosted RCS Solution Provider

I’m pleased to announce that Interop Technologies has been accredited by the GSMA as a Hosted RCS Solution Provider...

10/23

Short codes boost marketing efforts

It's clear that mobile marketing is here to stay. More and more companies, regardless of size, are creating mobile-friendly sites and launching SMS campaigns to enhance their marketing efforts...

10/16

Sprint launches RCS app, Messaging Plus

Sprint revealed its response to the growing OTT threat this week by launching its new RCS-based application, Messaging Plus...

10/09

Manage growing data demand with intelligent policy solution

It comes as no surprise that mobile broadband has been the fastest growing market segment in recent years, with a 40 percent average annual growth rate worldwide since 2007...

09/25

Interop and Tango Telecom team up to offer cloud-based policy solution

As always, last week's CCA show was filled with great educational opportunities, industry updates, and the chance to share Interop's latest news with the wireless community...

09/17

Interop speaks about monetizing LTE

Our team in Vegas was happy to see many of you on the show floor last night during the CCA Annual Convention. The show is off to a great start, and we’re happy to be sharing our latest policy and charging control, LTE OTA, and RCS innovations with CCA members...

09/16

Interop expands solutions through partnerships with Tango Telecom, G&D

The Interop team has made its way to CCA's Annual Convention at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and I'm pleased to report that the show is off to a great start...

08/28

The CCA Voice tackles management of increased data traffic

The latest issue of The CCA Voice has hit the streets with some great articles in advance of next month's convention, taking place at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas from September 15-18...

08/07

Average SMS users send 2 million words in their lifetime

Today's teenagers will text close to 2 million words over their lifetime, according to a new study by Net Voucher Codes...

07/03

Wireless Emergency Alerts warn smartphone users

With extreme weather conditions affecting many Americans this summer, including devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, destructive wildfires in Arizona, and flash flooding throughout the eastern part of the country...

06/12

FaceTime Audio threatens operator voice service

This week Apple unveiled its new iOS 7 platform, and much of the fanfare has focused on the look and feel of the new interface...

05/29

Wireless Emergency Alert Ads Educate Consumers

With hurricane season upon us, FEMA is releasing new ads to educate the public about Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), also known as the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)...

05/22

CTIA 2013: RCS gains traction

It’s day two of the CTIA show in Las Vegas, and the Interop team has been enjoying discussions with current and potential customers...

05/16

Latin America evaluates RCS

As smartphone penetration grows in Latin America, this region is experiencing the same negative effects of over-the-top (OTT) services that led operators in Europe, North America, and Asia to launch RCS...

05/08

RCS: the quality of service advantage

I often write about how OTTs can suffer from quality of service issues that operator-provided, standards-based services do not...

05/01

OTT messaging exceeds SMS for the first time

Mobile users sent more messages with OTTs in 2012 than with SMS, according to a new research from Informa...

04/18

Enjoy our new look

Take a moment to check out our newly redesigned website, designed to help you more easily learn about Interop's range of solutions for mobile network operators...

04/14

Interop heads to CCA Global Expo in New Orleans

The Interop team is on the road next week, traveling to New Orleans for the CCA Global Expo...

02/27

FCC officially changes CMAS name to Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Now the FCC has officially changed the name of the initiative from CMAS to WEA in an effort to reduce confusion and “to more accurately reflect common parlance.”...

02/25

Interop demonstrates RCS solution at MWC

Greetings from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. During the OMA Demo Day this Wednesday, Interop will be one of ten OMA member companies to be showcasing solutions that rely on OMA enablers to develop interoperable mobile services...

02/13

RCS solution includes additional RCS version 5 features

We’ve recently announced that we have enhanced our cloud-based RCS technology with two additional RCS version 5 features—a network address book and social presence...

02/06

AMBER alerts go statewide, CMAS education needed

Now that the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program–known to many as the Commercial Mobile Alert Service, or CMAS—is fully operational, it's clear that more must be done to educate the public about these potentially life–saving CMAS alerts...

01/16

RCS growth to continue in 2013

As is typical at the beginning of the year, wireless industry experts have been busy making predictions for 2013. It's no surprise that RCS is expected to see continued adoption this year...

12/12

MMS continues to thrive

SMS turned 20 this month, a fact that anyone in the wireless industry would have been hard pressed to miss given the multitude of recent articles highlighting this milestone...

11/14

SMS use on the decline, RCS gains momentum

The proverbial writing has been on the wall for months, with analysts throughout the telecom ecosystem underscoring the impact of IP-based OTT messaging alternatives on SMS, particularly in mature markets...

11/07

CMAS Alerts Widely Used During Sandy

In the days since Hurricane Sandy struck, we’ve learned that Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) messages—also known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)—were widely utilized in an effort to warn those in the storm’s path...

10/31

Trick-or-treaters and texting: Halloween in the age of smartphones

In the days since Hurricane Sandy struck, we’ve learned that As kids throughout the country are getting ready to trick-or-treat tonight, it occurs to me how mobile phone use has impacted this tradition...

10/17

SMS, MMS, RCS: Ubiquity is the Constant for Success

It seems that the telecom industry has gotten into the habit of making sweeping assertions, with pronouncements like “SMS is dead!“ filling the headlines...

10/10

RCS for Business

I'm happy to announce the availability of Interop's latest white paper, “RCS for Business: Leveraging Enhanced Reliability, Security, and Monetization Opportunities.”...

09/21

iPhone adds support for CMAS alerts

If you’re an Apple user, you may know that the latest mobile operating system, iOS 6, is now available for Apple products...

09/20

Pair new devices with equally innovative services

A growing number of operators are offering the Apple iPhone to their subscribers in an effort to remain competitive and meet demand for this popular device...

08/29

Dispelling RCS Misconceptions

Not a week goes by that I don't see an article or blog post about over-the-top (OTT) services and how operators should deal with these disruptive newcomers...

08/07

Load-N-Go℠: Interop's “no strings attached” RCS evaluation program

Today Interop Technologies is launching an exciting new RCS program called Load-N-Go℠, which lets operators evaluate RCS internally on their own devices during a no-cost, 30-day evaluation period...

08/02

Upcoming Webinar: RCS and the Transformation of Mobile Messaging

Plan to attend our upcoming webinar on August 14, 2012, at 12 p.m. ART (11 a.m. EST) on TeleSemana.com to learn more about Rich Communication Suite (RCS) and the transformation of mobile messaging...

07/13

Leverage LTE investment with RCS

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association calls LTE the “fastest developing mobile system technology ever”—and the latest statistics confirm this claim. As of early June, the numbers stood at 327 operators in 99 countries that have committed to commercial deployments or are conducting trials, testing, or studies...

06/22

Protect children with MPAC

Families have become increasingly reliant on mobile phones to communicate with on–the–go teens. But along with the convenience of this technology comes new challenges, like cyberbullying and sexting...

06/08

Millennials will crave enhanced SMS

It’s no secret that the younger generation has embraced mobile technology in general and SMS in particular. But I’ve seen some interesting research this week backing up just how much they’ve come to depend on it...

06/01

Preserving messaging activity with MPAC

The media has recently highlighted the growing problem of stolen mobile devices, but more often than not it's just the couch that has stolen the phone, which turns up after a day or so...

05/22

RCS poised for growth

SMS-capable mobile phones are 20 years old this month, according to an article I read this week. In fact, the first such devices were approved for sale in Europe in 1992 following an agreement between 13 European countries to develop what became the GSM mobile network...

05/16

First CMAS Required Monthly Test Today

Today at 1 p.m. EDT, FEMA will generate the first required monthly test message for the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), also known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)...

05/08

Visit Us at CTIA

Greetings from New Orleans! Today marks the first day of CTIA Wireless 2012, where we're excited to be conducting demos of our end-to-end RCS solution. In addition to providing features like group chat and file sharing, our RCS Messaging Server provides full compatibility with legacy messaging...

04/26

May 1: National Stop the Texts Day

“Stop the texts, stop the wrecks!” That's the message being delivered on STOP THE TEXTS Day this Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Sponsored by the Ad Council, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Attorneys General and Consumer Protection agencies...

03/21

CMAS notification deadline announced

You’re probably aware that CMAS is ready to go live next month. What you may not know is that operators choosing not to participate in this potentially life-saving emergency alert initiative must provide notice to their subscribers no later than May 15, 2012, according to a recent announcement by the FCC...

03/16

FEMA is ready to launch CMAS...are you?

Now that the initial CMAS rollout is upon us—FEMA is set to go live in April—you may be wondering what your options are if you haven’t yet committed to a CMAS vendor. The message is this: it’s not too late to get on board...

03/01

Smartphones abound, pricing is key to MMS growth

It's no secret that smartphone adoption has skyrocketed, resulting in devices with high quality cameras in the hands of the masses. At the same time, social networks have taken off, and interoperability issues between operator networks have been resolved...

02/01

Quickly deploy feature-rich RCS to answer OTT threat

Much has been written over the past few months about “over-the-top” services like Skype, WhatsApp, and Google Talk and their potential impact on mobile network operators' traditional messaging revenues...

02/01

OTA provisioning and a phased approach to LTE

The latest GSA figures indicate that there will be 119 commercial LTE networks in 53 countries by the end of this year. With so many operators touting their upgraded networks or their plans to make the LTE transition, the pressure is on to follow suit...

01/10

Welcome to Interop Industry Insights

Welcome to our new blog, Interop Industry Insights. Our experts will use this space to share their latest observations about current trends in the ever-changing wireless market. Stay tuned for news, perspectives, and analysis from our team members...