tyntec Launches Number Lookup

Advanced lookup service enables real time queries of mobile number location, validity, network and porting information

London - Mobile interaction service provider tyntec today launches a new product that will enable telecoms companies and messaging aggregators to access rich, real time information about the status of subscriber handsets. The Number Lookup service will enable a range of new applications from database cleansing through to least cost routing.

The Number Lookup service uses tyntec's direct connection into the global GSM network to query subscriber's mobile phone numbers for key information, including:

o Validity - Checking whether a mobile phone number is valid
o Mobile location - Country-level information about the location of a phone
o Mobile network - The current network that the phone is operating on
o IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) verification - Checking the specific subscriber identity
o Porting - Checks whether a mobile phone number has been 'ported' to a new network due to MNP (Mobile Number Portability)

Using this data, companies can validate and check mobile numbers on their customer databases for a range of business uses. For example, companies can validate their contact databases to cleanse invalid numbers. Alternatively, telecoms companies can use the information to optimise message routing in countries where Mobile Number Portability is in place, thus saving cost and increasing the efficiency of communications.

The service will be offered to telcos, resellers, IT and Internet companies and database service providers on a global basis as a managed service. The service can lookup information on mobile phone numbers anywhere in the world and can handle significant volumes of simultaneous lookups without service degradation. The product is highly customisable, offering different service levels according to customer requirements.

Michael Kowalzik, CEO of tyntec , said: "Number Lookup has a broad range of applications for companies looking to facilitate efficient and accurate mobile communications. Telecoms companies can implement least-cost routing using accurate and real-time information about phones' network, IMSI or location. Furthermore, companies across a range of sectors can use the information to purge invalid mobile phone numbers from their contact databases.

"Number Lookup is an operator grade service - it is scalable, robust and capable of managing high volumes of lookups in a timely manner. This sort of real time handset insight will be invaluable to companies that are looking to manage large volumes of mobile numbers for a wide range of uses."

tyntec at a glance:
tyntec is a global mobile interaction service provider, offering high-quality mobile messaging and information services to mobile network operators, enterprises, mobile service providers and internet companies.

tyntec offers its customers a unique level of quality in 2-way SMS interaction services. This promise is based on the company's pioneering service level agreements (SLAs) and end-to-end security of message transmission. tyntec enables its customers to reach more than 90% of global mobile subscribers and offers a 15-second SMS delivery guarantee, real-time delivery notifications of all messages and a no-message loss policy.

Founded in 2002, the company has more than 120 employees in offices in the UK, Germany and Singapore. Among its international customers are O2, Lufthansa Systems, Nokia, Amadeus and Verisign.


For more information:

Patrick Herridge
Parys Communications
+44 208 875 7960

Stefanie Machauf
+49 89 202 451 180

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