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May 19, 2015

Syniverse Provides Global A2P Messaging for Bigo Free-Call App

TAMPA, Fla. – May 19, 2015 – Syniverse today announced that it has signed an agreement with mobile application Bigo to use Syniverse’s A2P (application-to-person) messaging platform to allow subscribers to make free domestic and international phone calls and send free text messages. Syniverse’s A2P Messaging Gateway enables a critical step in the sign-up process by instantly sending a unique PIN to new Bigo subscribers, anywhere in the world.

With the app, users can make free calls and send unlimited messages to Bigo users in more than 230 countries. The rich messaging services include text, voice, photo and multimedia chat capabilities, including group messaging up to 500 people. Users receive an initial set of free calls and texts to non-Bigo users and may purchase additional credits.

“It’s critical that we have a global footprint to provide maximum coverage for subscribers as well as guarantee a smooth and reliable sign-up process for them,” said Sherlock Liu, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Bigo. “Syniverse’s A2P messaging platform helps us deliver these benefits, while ensuring that we can reach the widest number of mobile users possible and deliver the highest level of service to our subscribers.”

With the continuing popularity of text messaging as a mobile service, the market for A2P messaging services is forecast to steadily rise in the next few years. The market is predicted to grow to almost $60 billion by 2018, up from $55 billion in 2013, according to Juniper Research.

“Text messaging remains as the one ubiquitous mobile channel through which all users can reliably communicate, making it a crucial tool for Bigo to use to validate new subscribers’ accounts,” said George Guo, Vice President and Managing Director, Enterprise and Intelligence Solutions, Syniverse. “As a world leader in routing and rating, Syniverse offers Bigo a scalable messaging platform to reach its new subscribers anytime, anywhere by streamlining message delivery through a single point of integration with global connections to brands and operators around the world.

In addition to messaging-based account validations, Syniverse’s A2P Messaging Gateway also allows mobile service providers to plan, manage and approve the distribution of a variety of rich content messages, such as banking notifications and location-based marketing offers, through an easy-to-use interface. Through the gateway, Syniverse handles the end-to-end process of provisioning and billing, which enables providers to significantly reduce network complexity and administration, and operating costs.

About Syniverse
Syniverse is the leading global transaction processor that connects more than 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in nearly 200 countries and territories, enabling seamless mobile communications across disparate and rapidly evolving networks, devices and applications. We deliver innovative cloud-based solutions that facilitate superior end-user experiences through always-on services and real-time engagement. For more than 25 years, Syniverse has been simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility – a simple, interoperable experience, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.syniverse.com, follow Syniverse on Twitter or connect with Syniverse on Facebook.

For more information:

Jessica Summers

Syniverse Public Relations
+1.813.637.5814
jessica.summers@syniverse.com

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