Mobile data services vendor, Aicent, has announced its 100th carrier partnership. It is now servicing more than one billion mobile subscribers with its data roaming and messaging exchanges.
The California-based vendor provides all of its GPRS roaming, 3G roaming, as well as international SMS and MMS services, through carriers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aicent currently reaches the Australian market through a partnership with Telstra. However, according to its president and CEO, Lynn Liu, the company is in discussion with other operators locally to service a growing market.
Liu quoted figures from Informa Telecoms & Media, indicating that revenues generated from international roaming will rise from $US75.58 billion at the end of 2004 to $US211.81 billion by the end of 2010.
By comparison, data roaming exchange was still a relatively small segment of the global roaming business, she said, but it was increasing at more than 100 per cent per year based on Aicent's traffic statistics.