With more and more Mobile Operators (MNO’s) changing their strategy and plans to partner with Over-the-Top (OTT) players such Facebook and WhatsApp, txtNation has already begun to bridge this gap between the operators and the service providers.

  • Nearly all MNO’s see the advantages in OTT and being part of the action.
  • Over 3/4 of MNO’s want OTT partnerships to bolster revenues.
  • Nearly half of MNO’s want to partner with Facebook and WhatsApp.

With P2P voice and SMS messaging revenues in decline over recent years, network operators are needing to look to alternative revenue sources.

txtNation is partnering with OTT service providers worldwide in a bid to become their one stop service provider.

Over the last several years txtNation has been building up its messaging and billing footprint to facilitate such service models, highlighting chat and dating as the fastest growth area. txtNation are currently working with many OTT providers across mobile messaging and several social services across mobile operator billing.

Making use of txtNation’s Virtual Mobile Numbers (aka. long numbers) and enabling multi-communications, true two-way interaction is now possible for OTT application developers worldwide.

txtNation CEO, Michael Whelan comments “We have added significantly to our coverage in Virtual Mobile and SMS routing over the past year, tying up deals with many worldwide network operators. We will continue to build on this growth and coincide this with existing technologies like short codes.

My vision is simple; the future of the phone number being virtual and to enable Voice activation alongside SMS, building on our successes and bringing MNO’s back into the mix! Making them relevant for such high growth OTT services.”

txtNation want to change the way in which operators participate in OTT, allowing users to take complete control of their messaging and voice flow across all communication channels, giving the mobile customer the choice on how to develop their conversations.

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See how Nextplus are using Virtual Numbers for their messaging & calling app loved by millions. http://www.nextplus.me

Read more on our messaging on our product page, http://www.txtnation.com/mobile-messaging

We are delighted with the positive response to our sixth-generation control panel, MytxtNation, and have introduced a few updates in the past week to enhance your use of our key tools.

We have now made it easier to request new services from MytxtNation. Simply visit the “All APIs” page for a clearer directory of all our available services and a new request feature, allowing you to select the mobile billing and messaging services of interest, which then gets shared with our business development teams.

An experienced representative, or your account manager if you have been assigned one, will then discuss the next steps to ensure we are all lined up. Our focus is on getting your services up and running, ensuring your compliance, technical and business needs are met.

You can find the “Request Service” button throughout MytxtNation. Click one or more services, or tell us about any bespoke needs not listed, confirm your email address or those of your partners, and submit. It’s the quickest way to tell us what you need directly from our control panel.

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We are pleased to be recognised for the Inc. 5000.

txtNation has made the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Europe.

Out of the millions of private companies operating from Greater Europe, only a few can boast of having achieved this. As part of the Inc. 5000 Europe list, we join an elite group of companies. Many of today’s most successful U.S. companies received their first national recognition when they appeared on the Inc. list.

From today, anyone visiting the older version of our Control Panel (cp.txtnation.com or secure.txtnation.com) will be automatically redirected to MytxtNationmy.txtnation.com, our new Web Panel.
MytxtNation contains all of what our clients require, including superb account balance and traffic statistics, Gateway settings, and built-in support ticketing. It should be thought of as the primary destination for clients with txtNation services.
There are some features that are not yet part of MytxtNation, including our mFUSION campaign settings. Control Panel (CP5) will remain available at oldcp.txtnation.com to allow clients to use this old control panel for the foreseeable future.
You can visit MytxtNation at http://my.txtnation.com.

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txtNation will be at iDate this year, running from 20th to 22nd January at Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas. Several members of txtNation’s business development team will be in attendance.

Mobile operator billing will be the main draw at this event, with txtNation showcasing country mobile billing flows and options.

As experts in mobile billing and mobile messaging , txtNation will be attending. If you are attending iDate in Las Vegas and would like to arrange a meeting with us, please contact us.

Congratulations to Mobitrans for the award last night at the WCA (World Communication Awards!) and a thank you for the invite to accompany you to the show. Lots of contacts have been made following this event.

 

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We have enabled two new Direct MNO Routes on our routing platform to perform HLR Lookups.

The new routes bring the total coverage footprint up to over 800 operator networks in which mobile number lookups, also known as MNP (mobile number portability) checks can be produced.

Our HLR lookup routing is loaded with Direct Operator connects and we use local 3rd party routes, where our Direct MNO coverage does not reach.

 

txtNation Mobile Number Look up Outputs:

Feature Output HLR Lookup Real Time Look Up
Database scrub Error notification Yes Yes
MNP status, Billing & Routing  MCC + MNC Yes Yes
Location Country, Roaming flag No Yes
Subscriber Information Output No Yes
Subscriber Information Portability flag No Yes
Original network status Number range identity No Yes

You can run these services through txtNation’s HLR API or through the online MyHLR web platform.

*For corporate clients with operator use case approval, we can enable Cell-ID, LAC for location or tracking purposes.


In addition to basic MNP queries, we offer a scalable HLR and VLR bolt-on.

Michael Whelan, CEO of txtNation said, “The number of requests for our HLR has grown significantly in the past twelve months. Adding further coverage and precise lookup results has led to more service providers choosing us as their primary for HLR. We added several more direct MNO routes into our platform. This provides us with greater worldwide coverage and gives our customers access to the highest-quality data and MNP listings on the market.”

A key feature differentiating our HLR, is the network-grade infrastructure with multiple data sources queried for each lookup based on cost and quality of reporting.

Our new routes are now immediately available via our HLR API.