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June 24, 2014

Syniverse to Expand Global Messaging Connectivity for India’s BSNL

TAMPA, Fla. – June 24, 2014 – Syniverse today announced a new multiyear agreement with Bharat Sanchar Limited Nigam (BSNL), one of the leading telecommunication companies in India, to implement the Syniverse SMS Interoperability Solution to provide BSNL’s subscribers with greater mobile messaging reach.

“BSNL is dedicated to serving its subscribers by leveraging technology to provide affordable and innovative telecom services,” said Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Director, Consumer Mobility, BSNL Board. “Working with Syniverse, we will optimize our messaging system to ensure our subscribers receive the highest level of reliability and excellent service on par with global telecom operators. BSNL is making focused efforts and planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in the ICT sector. In fact BSNL is one of the only telecom operators in India with the reach and wide network delivering services in every nook and corner of the country.”

Syniverse’s SMS Interoperability Solution enables mobile operators to rapidly establish interworking relationships with other MNOs using just one network configuration, one testing process, one financial arrangement and one contract. New SMS destinations automatically become available as they connect to the Syniverse SMS Hub, either directly or through peering agreements. The routing of SMS messages also includes mobile number portability and routing capabilities for a range of GSM, CDMA and TDMA networks.

“Global reach has become a critical component of any operator’s SMS service, but establishing separate bilateral relationships among the world’s approximately 1,000 mobile operators would be costly, complex and time consuming,” said Sanjay Kasturia, Vice President and Managing Director, Sales, India, Syniverse. “Syniverse’s SMS Interoperability Solution provides a comprehensive solution for MNOs to address this, and this will enable BSNL to sign a single agreement to connect to numerous MNOs worldwide instead of multiple individual commercial agreements to establish those connections.”

Syniverse’s agreement with BSNL builds on its recent momentum in India. More than 30 operators and enterprises in India rely on Syniverse for a variety of solutions to make mobile work for their end users. In addition, Syniverse continues to support the Government of India’s Department of Telecom mobile number portability initiative in Zone 1 across 11 circles, including New Delhi and Mumbai.

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, follow Syniverse on Twitter or connect with Syniverse on Facebook.

About BSNL
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. is one of the largest and leading public sector units providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country and now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages and winning customer's confidence. BSNL is the leading 3G operator in India and has the widest 3G Network covering more than 1700 towns and cities in every nook and corner of the country. 3G network of BSNL is state of the art and is compliant to 3GPP Release 8 specifications. BSNL, as a part of its latest initiative, to provide high speed data services to its customers and roaming guests has taken a series of steps to optimize its data services, which in recent times has witnessed a multifold increase. Whether it is inaccessible areas of Siachen glacier or North-Eastern regions of the country, BSNL serves its customers with a wide bouquet of telecom services namely Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM mobile,3G, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP, IN Services, FTTH, etc. For more information, visit

Bobby Eagle
Syniverse Public Relations
+1 813.637.5050

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