NEC and Bubble Motion have announced the formation of a global partnership agreement. Under the terms, NEC will exclusively provide the BubbleTALK service to telecom operators in the Japanese market. BubbleTALK enables users to send short voice messages – basically voice sms – directly to the receiver’s handset. NEC and Bubble Motion will collaborate to provide the underlying products, functionality and related services, while NEC provides deployment and technical support for operators in Japan. Additionally, the companies are aiming to offer BubbleTALK to telecom operators worldwide and create synergies between BubbleTALK and NEC’s NGN products, such as NC series and IP Messaging.
One of the advantages of Bubble Talk is fast deployment. Bubble TALK’s interoperability allows operators to deploy within just a few weeks, typically does not require any additional network resources, and can even be deployed as a hosted service. Some of the other advanced features are; (i) minimal initial investment, (ii) minimal operating cost, and (iii) interconnection between operators. Furthermore, Bubble Motion can provide excellent services, such as consultation and data mining, to maximize operators ROI. NEC and Bubble Motion will conduct a joint presentation at Futurecom2008 which is recognized as a high level and effective international forum, being held from October 27-30 at Sao Paulo, Brazil.