Bichara and Interop to offer messaging solutions to MVNOS in Brazil


Bichara Tecnologia, a technology provider supporting the
Brazilian telecom market, and Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless
solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways,
announced a partnership to provide Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia
Message Service (MMS), and Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) solutions to
mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in Brazil.


The agreement enables Bichara
to deliver wireless services to MVNOs with the capacity to manage high traffic
volumes anticipated in the growing Brazilian wireless market. Legislation
approved in 2010 by Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes (Anatel) has created
conditions that are more favorable to the success of MVNOs in Brazil. Bichara
is currently in advanced talks with a number of MVNOs planning to enter the
Brazilian telecom business.


At 100,000 message delivery attempts per second
throughput, Interop‘s
Short Message Service Center (SMSC) 4 Series is the world’s fastest. Its
modular, distributed architecture provides unlimited scalability, effectively
serving MVNOs’ high volume and availability requirements in Brazil.


Interop’s scalable Multimedia Message Service Center
(MMSC), which supports delivery of messages combining text, audio, images,
video, and animation, enables MVNOs to capture revenue from this popular and
growing service. Interop’s WAP Gateway enables MVNOs to create a feature-rich
WAP deck with branding tailored to their subscribers and based on customers’
browsing habits.


Interop’s solutions are available in a variety of
deployment models, including hosted, turnkey, and turnkey with managed
services. This gives Bichara the flexibility to provide MVNOs with the option
that best suits their specific business model.


“We chose to partner with Interop Technologies
because of the high reliability demonstrated by its solutions. The company’s
SMS, MMS, and WAP products will provide new MNVOs with the robust, scalable
architecture necessary to support new markets effectively,” said Daniel
Bichara, executive director at Bichara.


The market in Brazil is one of the most promising among
countries with MVNOs due to its advanced telecommunications infrastructure and
strong economy,” said Tony Mijares, senior vice president Global Sales, Global
Distribution at Interop Technologies. Our partnership with Bichara presents
great opportunities for small and medium-sized telecom operators and other
companies hoping to create MVNOs in Brazil.”


By Team
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