The deal will see Jinny providing its Short Message Service Centre solution, with additional sub-systems, allowing Sabafon to offer several new services in the country. These include SMS Content Services, Bulk SMS, Vehicle Tracking and Welcome Roamer SMS. The system is capable of handling the next generation of messaging services, including SMS (Short Message Service), EMS (Enhanced Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Message Service), and can operate on both GSM and GPRS networks.
In addition to giving Sabafon the capacity to handle the high subscriber growth rate, the Jinny solution will also give Sabafon an opportunity to explore and implement new SMS based revenue streams. “Jinny’s SMSC solution was the most innovative, cost-effective & flexible solution available” said Mr. Faisal Khan, Director of Marketing & Customer Services at Sabafon. “Sabafon is the market leader in Yemen, as we have been first to market with several new services. We are proud to provide additional world-class value-added services to the people of Yemen, while also positioning Sabafon as a Bulk SMS Hub for the Middle East & Gulf region”.
Mr. Declan O’Mahony, General Manager for Jinny Software in the Middle East, further commented “Sabafon is a fast-expanding GSM Network, and needs a reliable, high performance system to cater for the expected boom in SMS messaging. We are delighted to work with Sabafon, who join a fast growing list of operators in the Middle East using Jinny Messaging solutions”.
Jinny Software is part of the Acotel Group, which includes the Middle East’s leading content provider, Info2Cell.com. Jinny provides network infrastructure products to GSM Operators worldwide, including next-generation Multimedia Messaging Systems. Acotel Group SpA is Europe’s leading Wireless Application Service Provider (WASP) and provides personalised, wireless value-added services to more than 3 million active, paying subscribers worldwide.
Sabafon is the leading GSM Network Operator in the Yemen Republic, with a licence to operate a GSM-900 Network. Their GSM footprint covers all of the major cities & highways in the Yemen Republic.
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