Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – November 2, 2005 – Internet security and infrastruxture company, VeriSign, Inc., has announced that WEL Corporation will use VeriSign’s premium Intelligent Messaging Network in its web-based communications portal to connect to 500 carrier networks worldwide and provide two-way messaging to enterprises using mobile devices with short messaging service (SMS) capabilities.
According to Vernon Irvin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VeriSign Communications Services, “VeriSign is the world’s largest SMS service provider; today we deliver 2 billion SMS messages every month for enterprises and carriers. We are pleased to be helping WEL launch its SMS service and portal in the Americas and Asia Pacific markets.”
The WEL portal is accessible from any popular web browser and allows subscribers to send one-, two- or three-way SMS messages to one or thousands of recipients. Message responses from recipients’ mobile phones are stored in the WEL portal in tabular format so senders can view responses in real-time. Senders can also receive responses via email. Responses can be returned from the portal to the recipients’ mobile phones in three-way SMS capability.
As an alternative to having responses returned to the portal, they can be returned to a mobile number designated by the sender.
Dave Hoffman, Managing Director of WEL Corporation explains the choice of Verisign for the service, ”We chose VeriSign because of service reliability which is a must-have for global customers. Fast and dependable service is especially critical to enterprises and business users and we will soon be expanding the service to Latin America and Europe.”
WEL’s services are used by corporations, small-to-mid-size enterprises and government for fax, email, SMS and voice messaging needs. The company’s three-way SMS technology can be used professionally: health care industry members can use SMS to confirm appointments; supply chain vendors can use it to notify customers of shipment delays; and disaster response teams can use SMS to alert personnel and provide deployment instructions.
According to Forrester Research, more than 36 billion short messages are expected to be sent in the U.S. alone this year and increase to 81 billion by 2009. VeriSign and WEL Corporation are taking a lead in driving this SMS growth.
To learn more about VeriSign, Inc., please visit: www.verisign.com.
For further information
on WEL Corporation, please visit: www.welcorp.com/usa.