In a recent survey, licensed exclusively to Comverse Inc.and based on interviews with 18 leading telecom providersresearch and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicted that text messaging would continue to be the dominant form of telecommunications for the foreseeable future.
The survey moreover concluded that the technology will evolve with additional featuressuch as contextual presence and location informationover the next three to five years.
Frost & Sullivan's principal telecom analyst, Ronald Gruia commented: "SMSs massive success and staying power give the industry valuable insight into its transition to next-generation messaging."
"As the largest generator of mobile revenues after voice, messaging holds enormous potential for operators," said Gabriel Matsliach, president of products and operations at Comverse.
"With its steady focus on cost efficiency, growth enablement and innovation, Comverse is closely aligned with the studys recommendations, making messaging smarter and leaner, positioning operators to unleash the growing value of messaging and other Comverse HUB Value-Added Services, he added.
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