Genie, the mobile internet business of mm02, has selected Openwave to provide an integrated web, WAP and SMS messaging platform for its 5.8m registered users.
The system is expected to launch with Genie UK customers early in 2002.
Openwave Instant Messaging delivers an open, standards-based approach to interactive communications and is a technology that enables users to see whether their contacts are currently available on the web or on their mobiles.
An estimated one billion instant messages are being sent globally on a daily basis [CSFB July, 2001].
In Ireland there are 3m SMS messages sent through Eircell and 2m sent through Digifone. [Amarach Consulting].