By Johanne Torres
TMCnet Contributing Editor
TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert) (TCS) announced today that it has deployed its Short Message Service Center (SMSC) application to a wireless Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA
) mobile operator network in Pakistan and to a wireless Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operator network in Belize.
TCS' platforms support features including requirements for text messaging in a prepaid environment. The company deployed a prepaid messaging system via its SMSC and its Wireless Messaging Gateway (News - Alert) (WMG).
According to the company's news communiqué, provider's losses in revenue happen when subscribers are allowed to use a prepaid service whenever they have insufficient funds remaining in their prepaid accounts. With TCS' Prepaid SMS System in place, real-time billing and ways that encourage subscribers to replenish low account balances are provided.
"These deployments of TCS' text messaging products add two more operators in the world market that recognize the value TCS provides in wireless data delivery," said TCS' senior vice president and chief technology officer Drew Morin in a statement. "We continue to innovate in the messaging arena to provide our CDMA and GSM
operators with the value incentive that drives capital investment."
TCS made news last month when it was awarded a federal contract to supply a secure satellite communications (satcom) network for a U.S. government agency. Specifically, TCS will provide the agency with its SwiftLink deployable communication suite, which comprises satellite terminals, as well as the space segment and a communications hub. TCS integrated the hub and remote equipment from iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of VT Systems for this deployment.
TCS' SwiftLink system will allow the agency to meet its Continuity of Operations (COOP) requirements. SwiftLink units provide secure data, voice and video access; connectivity anywhere and anytime with a speedy setup.
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Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit her columnist page.