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Vibes Launches “One-Stop-Shop” for Toll-Free, 10DLC, and Short Code Business Messaging

Vibes, the most trusted Tier 1 messaging aggregator in North America, announced today that its Vibes Connect aggregation solution is now being successfully used by businesses who send a high volume of text messages as a trusted one-stop shop for every type of business message.

Businesses looking for scale, ease of use, and compliance with deeply experienced, high-touch service, traditionally only found for short code messaging, now have a US-based solution for all their messaging needs: short code, toll-free and 10DLC messages. This high-quality approach includes messages such as one-time passwords, two-factor authentication messages, shipping notifications, automated reminders and more.

“Most businesses don’t understand just how many different companies touch their customer data before their messages actually reach their customer”, said Vibes CEO Jack Philbin. “We’re fixing that. Vibes is the only Tier 1 messaging aggregator with headquarters in the United States, so all customer data stays here in the US and takes the shortest route possible to the end consumer.”

Provisioning timelines are also a common pain point that Vibes solves with their high-quality connectivity solution. Vibes has deep and longtime relationships with over 65carriers across North America, with the quickest provisioning time-to-market in the industry, ensuring that mobile campaigns are up and running 3x faster. The company prides itself on hands-on, award-winning personal service that pairs the messaging reach and reliability that businesses expect with the trusted long-term relationship they deserve.

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IDVerse Partners With GeoComply to Help Firms Balance Fraud and Compliance Risks

Digital ID verification company IDVerse is joining forces with GeoComply, a global leader in geolocation compliance technology, to provide enhanced document identity verification for clients in the gaming and sports betting industry.

Onboarding players while balancing fraud and compliance risks presents a significant challenge for many companies. GeoComply offers a streamlined solution, IDComply, that combines the strengths of several top verification providers in one place and eliminates the complexities of jurisdictional coverage.

Libby Robinson, head of partnerships at IDVerse, commented: “With our new-generation technology, GeoComply can now move even quicker to check identity in real-time, stop fraud and expand confidently across any geolocation with IDVerse’s unrivalled ID document coverage – building a safer, more secure internet. We see a future where every player will have to onboard through a solution like ours – fully automated, fully secure, unbiased and fair.

“GeoComply will utilise IDVerse’s Zero Bias AI tested technology that pioneered the use of generative AI to train deep neural network systems to protect against discrimination based on race, age and gender. This ensures seamless onboarding for any player in any geolocation – to make target markets and user bases larger and more diverse.”

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Airtel Business to power 20 million smart meters for Adani Energy Solutions with its transformative smart IoT solutions

Gurugram, India, January 09, 2024: Airtel Business – the B2B arm of Bharti Airtel, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers – today announced that it will power over 20 million smart meters for Adani Energy Solutions Limited (AESL).

Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO – Airtel Business (India), said, “India’s smart metering programme is one of the most significant policy reform measures undertaken by the Government. These meters are critical building blocks for smart grids and fundamental enablers for the digitalization of the power sector. Airtel expects its NB-IoT technology to play a significant role in the Utilities space to connect and manage smart meters at scale with enhanced coverage, high reliability and security. We look forward to a long and fruitful association with the Adani Group, supporting them in their endeavours to digitize utilities”.

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Wister will be present at the Telemedia exhibition in Barcelona!

Wister is delighted to announce its participation in Telemedia, which will take place in Barcelona from February 25 to 26, 2024. Telemedia promises two dynamic days of professional networking, bringing together Telemedia subscribers and participants from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the heart of the European “mobile capital.”

Founded on the belief that there is a better way to achieve a return on investment in terms of time and money, Telemedia serves as a central point for key players in value-added services (VAS), content, marketing, messaging, and payments.

The event kicks off with high-level networking events, setting the stage for the second day and providing numerous opportunities to tap into this multi-million-dollar lucrative sector.

Bring business to a dynamic and pleasant environment because yes, Telemedia guarantees a unique experience in the best venues in Barcelona.

We invite you to join us at the Telemedia exhibition, where innovation meets opportunity. The Wister teams are eager to exchange ideas with you about the latest market trends and opportunities!

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New podcast spotlights how to scale a global tech company in 2024

Vodnjan, Croatia, 1st February, 2024 – Global cloud communications platform Infobip has launched a new podcast focused on scaleup tech founders and leaders. A scaleup is a company which has increased its turnover or employee numbers by more than 20% annually over three years, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Ben Lewis, Vice President of Marketing and Growth at Infobip, said: “The project has been created by the Infobip team which has produced the number one technology podcast in South-eastern Europe, not once but twice, following Infobip’s acquisition of developer media brand Netokracija. Among the hosts is award-winning journalist Mia Biberović, making this a podcast that will challenge the best in the business.”

The podcast has launched with a pilot run of three episodes featuring guests from Infobip. First is Silvio Kutić, the CEO of Infobip, who bootstrapped the business from no turnover to $1bn in revenue in just 14 years. The global communications platform became Croatia’s first unicorn, valued at more than $1bn, when it raised $200m from One Equity Partners.

MessageWhiz’s CPaaS platform available on Google Cloud Marketplace

MessageWhiz, a leading provider of messaging services, today announced that its CPaaS platform is available on Google Cloud Marketplace. These channels form the bedrock of modern customer communications and enable businesses to foster one-to-one relationships with their stakeholders.

For Google Cloud customers, MessageWhiz’s SMS, RCS and chat apps will enable them to easily create two-way conversations with their customers, send rich media messages, and secure accounts with one-time passwords. The platform helps manage all engagements, and integrates easily with leading CRMs. It empowers enterprises and SMBs to deliver omnichannel support over voice, text and chat with its carrier-grade calling and messaging platform.

“We are thrilled to offer MessageWhiz’s powerful business messaging on our CPaaS platform on Google Cloud Marketplace, making it more accessible for businesses, and help improve their customer relationships,” said Arie Frenklakh, CEO of  MMDSmart, creators of MessageWhiz.

“Bringing MessageWhiz to Google Cloud Marketplace will help customers quickly deploy, manage, and grow the CPaaS platform on Google Cloud’s trusted, global infrastructure,” said Dai Vu, Managing Director, Marketplace & ISV GTM Programs at Google Cloud. “MessageWhiz can now securely scale and support customers on their digital transformation journeys.”

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