Annecto Telecom Debuts SMS Hubbing Service Driven by Captura from Oculeus


 Oculeus, a global provider of innovative OSS/BSS solutions for telecommunications companies and mobile operators, has expanded its relationship with Annecto Telecom, a global VoIP network operator based in the United Kingdom, and has deployed its Captura SMS solution for Annecto Telecom’s new SMS hubbing service.

Annecto Telecom currently provides network infrastructure and telecommunications services to over 250 mobile network operators, PTTs, Tier 1 carriers and niche service providers.

The company has built and operates state-of-the-art VoIP and TDM networks. Annecto Telecom primarily provides voice-based aggregation and termination services and also offers a range of additional voice, mobile, retail, VAS and managed network services.

For the past five years, Annecto Telecom has been using the Captura Voice system from Oculeus as its main business solution to manage its wholesale voice business unit. Annecto Telecom recently extended its usage of Oculeus’ Captura solutions and deployed the Capurta SMS system to support its newly launched SMS hubbing service.

Annecto Telecom’s new SMS hubbing service provides an advanced SMS trading platform on carrier-grade infrastructure offering mobile network operators, SMS aggregators and enterprise customers direct and wholesale routes. Annecto Telecom’s SMS hubbing service supports A2P and P2P SMS services, allowing mobile network operators to increase their SMS-based traffic and revenues.

Captura SMS is an OSS/BSS system for managing SMS traffic on interconnect and wholesale networks. Captura SMS provides Annecto Telecom the business and operational framework to manage pricing, routing, rating, reporting and billing for its SMS hubbing service.

With Captura SMS, Annecto Telecom maintains efficient operations with fully automated processes. Captura SMS’s strong routing and pricing capabilities enable Annecto Telecom to differentiate its service offerings with attractive pricing and generate more SMS traffic.

“Like most telcos, voice-over-data and OTT services have eroded our voice-based business, which has forced us to look for new sources of revenue,” explained VJ Odedra, Group CEO at Annecto Telecom. “We are pleased to report that our great relationship with the Oculeus team and its outstanding Captura solutions have enabled us to successfully launch our new SMS hubbing service and continually grow our business.”

“We are proud to be extending our work with Annecto and supporting the company’s growth,” said Arnd Baranowski, CEO of Oculeus. “The need for telcos to diversify their service offerings and revenue sources is clear and Annecto is an excellent example of how this can be accomplished.”

Annecto Telecom will be discussing its new SMS hubbing service this week at the Messaging and SMS World Congress in London.