Ericsson and Logica have entered into a new deal in Latin America worth $2.3 million, as part of last year’s agreement between the two that made Logica Ericsson’s primary supplier of short messaging solutions.
Ericsson was looking for a way to meet customer demands for SMS applications and services; the new contract with Logica means Ericsson can take advantage of Logica’s short messaging product portfolio to meet its clients’ needs.
The TDMA SMS platforms already in place will be switched to Logica’s Telepath platform, making Ericsson the only supplier for messaging. The new system will reach 15 million customers and will boost SMS profits for Ericsson. It should also help Logica overcome increasing competition in the SMS space.