Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom ICSS to connect A2P messaging hubs

Telefonica Business Solutions and Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solution (ICSS) signed an agreement to directly connect their wholesale application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging hubs at Capacity’s Messaging and SMS World event in London.

The service will enable companies with large, global customer bases to take advantage of high-quality SMS transmission over worldwide networks. 

It is also said to provide customers of both companies with extended coverage through direct routes while improving quality and reducing fraudulent activity at the same time.

“Telefonica strongly believes that the interconnection between the platforms of big carriers is important to avoid fraud,” Alfredo Fernandez Estrada, head of international messaging and new services at Telefonica told Capacity

“It also provides the best route available for both carriers and will give us with a direct view of how A2P traffic will evolve in the coming months.

Telefonica said A2P SMS traffic has seen a significant increase in recent months and that the consolidation of traffic will enable greater efficiency of global message exchange.

A single connection to a centralised hub will also provide both operators with a fast and easy access to a wider market through the combined footprints of both operators. 

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