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Reading, United Kingdom, 2012/05/01 - Acision, the global leader in mobile messaging, is pleased to announce that it has won the ‘Best Emerging Market Product’ award for its cutting-edge ‘Collect-SMS’ service, at the 2012 World Vendor Awards - Acision.com.
In its third year, Total Telecom’s World Vendor Awards are designed to recognise excellence and innovation from vendors within the telecoms sector, with finalists and winners picked by a panel of experts from across the industry.
Acision’s groundbreaking ‘Collect-SMS’ service enables the funding of text messages which would normally be undelivered due to lack of credit on the part of the sender. Modelled on the well known collect call procedure, Acision Collect SMS enables prepaid users to send SMS, even when out of credit, by requesting that the receiver accept the charges for the inbound SMS – this ensures lack of credit is never a hindrance.
Acision’s innovative service is available globally, across any platform or network type and works especially well in emerging markets where the majority of mobile users are pre-paid. Not only does it enable customers to continue to communicate when funds aren’t available but it increases customer loyalty and can secure additional revenues for mobile operators through a simple, transparent, high-value service.
Total Telecom’s editor, Mary Lennighan, commented: “Over the past three years, The World Vendor Awards have grown in stature and size, with this year receiving more entries than ever before - an encouraging indication that the industry continues to deliver exciting, new solutions to the market. In 2012, we focussed the awards on ‘designing the future’ to highlight how vendors are fundamental in driving innovation in global communications. In total we had 44 finalists across 16 categories, so congratulations to Acision for winning this highly contended award. Today, emerging markets are important hotbeds for innovation and encouraging user communication, so this is a significant recognition.”
“Acision is delighted to have been honoured with this prestigious award, reinforcing our commitment to delivering pioneering messaging services for the developing world,” said Jorgen Nilsson, chief executive at Acision. Acision Collect SMS personalises and differentiates text, enabling operators to compete on factors other than price and connectivity with unique tools that positively impact the user experience. The mobile industry has always defined by a high level of evolving innovation, and Acision is proud to be recognised for our efforts in driving truly unique consumer-focused mobile solutions for our global customer base.”
As the global leader in mobile messaging, Acision (acision.com) connects the world by powering relevant, seamless messaging services, which enrich the mobile communications experience and create new opportunities for carriers and enterprises across the world.