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News Release

tyntec Expands Number Lookup Services
Released: 16th January 2014
Publisher: tyntec

Query service extends coverage to key markets – provides accurate mobile number portability information and helps companies to route SMS and voice traffic cost effectively

Munich, 16 January, 2014 – Mobile interaction specialist tyntec today announces a greater geographical expansion of its Number Lookup service with the addition of new territories including the USA, South Africa, Australia and Germany. The new areas bring the total coverage footprint up to over 814 operator networks in which number lookups, also known as MNP (mobile number portability) checks or queries can be performed.  

Routing SMS and voice messages cost efficiently
Number Lookup has a wide range of uses for OTT (Over-The-Top) services, voice and SMS companies, content providers, mobile operators and aggregators, as well as for industry verticals such as the financial sector. tyntec’s Number Lookup service allows companies to validate real-time subscriber portability information and enables companies to intelligently route SMS or voice messages to the right networks rather than inefficiently contacting invalid numbers or ignoring the number porting information. 

It provides customers with the highest possible quality data through tyntec’s carrier-grade infrastructure, ensuring accuracy. In addition, multiple connections and data sources provide high availability, data quality and the proprietary platform brings flexibility and the ability to connect using ENUM, SOAP, SIP and H.225. 

Number of countries with MNP continuously increases
Currently, there are more than 80 countries which allow MNP and the number is constantly increasing. The new countries being covered by tyntec’s Number Lookup include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. The expansion means full country coverage for these territories, as well as improved lookup speed.  

Thorsten Trapp, CTO and Co-Founder of tyntec said, “Requests for Number Lookup services are exploding, spurred by more consumer-facing applications which enable SMS and voice services for OTT players and a growing demand for MNP. For this reason, we decided to significantly expand our Number Lookup capability into a number of additional key markets. This provides us with a greater geographical breadth and gives customers access to high-quality data using a trustworthy platform.” 

In addition to basic MNP queries, tyntec also offers a scalable Number Lookup option for more detailed rich data where efficient subscriber database house-keeping, anti-fraud procedures and ID verification are desired. A key feature differentiating tyntec is the carrier-grade infrastructure, the use of multiple data sources and commitment to delivering accurate data which is used in applications like the transmission of A2P (application-to-person) and P2P (person-to-person) traffic. 

More information can be found at www.tyntec.com 

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