Ufone has contracted with Telestax to increase its SMS handling capacity.
According to details, Ufone will be enable to handle 260 million SMS per day. According to PTA, Ufone handled over 58 billion text messages in 2011 or 160 million text messages per day.
Telestax, in a statement, has said that it has deployed Telscale SMSC Gateway for Ufone, featuring the ability to handle 260 million text messages per day with high availability, load balancing and fail-over already built in.
Telestax claims that this new system will end up costing substantially less than other SMSC vendors, while allowing scalability in capacity to meet future demands.
Telestax project lead for the Telscale SMSC Gateway explained, “Our mission is to remove complexity from the traditional telecom infrastructure and in the process create a new market for innovative communications services built by mainstream developers at a cost and time comparable to building web services.”
Ufone has over 60 million customers on 10,000 different locations in the whole country. According to Ufone it has more than 300 roaming partners worldwide and offering roaming services in 160 countries.