NeuStar and SFR Bring Windows Live Messenger to Mobile Phone Users in France
NeuStar, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with leading mobile phone operator SFR to bring Windows Live Messenger to SFR’s 18 million customers in France.
SFR customers now will be able to access Windows Live Messenger directly from their mobile phones using the same login information and enjoying the same feature-rich experiences and buddy lists that they would on their desktop PCs. Users can download the service from the SFR website to a number of mobile handsets.
NeuStar was selected by SFR to provide NeuStar’s innovative Mobile Messaging Gateway (MMG: 2.70, +0.02, +0.74%) solution, which enables operators to roll out PC-based Instant Messaging solutions to the mobile environment quickly and easily. The engaging MMG solution is familiar to users, and therefore intuitive to use.
Allen Scott, general manager of NeuStar Next Generation Messaging (NGM) said: “More and more operators across the globe are realizing that they can generate revenue and user loyalty by rolling out mobile Instant Messaging services to their customers. We knew that it would be rewarding to provide a service to SFR because they always want to offer their customers the best possible solution. It has been great working with them to bring this project to fruition.”
The SFR Windows Live Messenger service went live in August 2007.
About NeuStar, Inc. and NeuStar Next Generation Messaging (NGM)
NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR: 32.44, -0.42, -1.27%) is a provider of clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications and Internet industry. In November 2006, NeuStar created its Next Generation Messaging (NGM) Services by acquiring Followap Inc., a leading global provider of instant messaging, presence and interconnect services.
Powering leading IMS networks such as Nortel and working in close partnership with handset manufacturers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), NeuStar’s NGM Services enable subscribers to stay connected through real-time, presence-enabled next generation services. Today, an increasing number of leading mobile operators including Vodafone Group, Turkcell, Hutchison 3, Wind, Vimpelcom, Swisscom and Mobinil are NeuStar customers, and have a combined user base numbering in the hundreds of millions of subscribers.
SOURCE NeuStar, Inc.
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