IDT’s Carrier Services division reached an agreement with Telefonica Global Solutions. With this deal, IDT will transmit SMS (short message service) messages issued by its Boss Revolution U.S. operations – as well as its wholesale and enterprise partners worldwide – directly to Telefonica global mobile subscribers.
The partnership builds on an existing agreement for the companies to “pursue evolving opportunities” in the worldwide wholesale carrier market; the companies currently exchange more than one billion minutes of international voice traffic each year.
“This agreement with Telefónica Global Solutions represents an important milestone as we continue to expand our SMS messaging capabilities,” said Nick Ford, President of IDT Carrier Services. “The agreement will enable both our consumer and enterprise customers to enjoy direct, high-quality application-to-person SMS delivery when messaging Telefónica mobile customers worldwide.”
“Our SMS messaging business is just one of several promising initiatives to help us expand and diversify our Carrier Services business,” added Ford, “by leveraging our global platforms and relationships with the world’s leading telecommunications providers.”
The Global Solutions unit handles international wholesale, global roaming and multinational businesses for Telefonica, including the company’s U.S. business.