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International Communication Solutions can broadly be classified into the following categories:

International Calling Solutions
International Calling is now an 18 Billion US$ matured market, with a well-defined customer base and business processes that have been fine tuned to make it a smooth running and efficient business operation. The highest contributor to this segment is undoubtedly the Calling Cards.

Though the market is quite strong, current market factors and new technology will see prepaid international calling change significantly in the coming years. With more than 16 million users Skype is one of those disruptive elements in the market. By 2015, it is predicted that almost 50% of this market will shift to wireless cards. This move from physical to wireless would result in an increase in the overall market size, possibly doubling the market in a three to five year period. Even with this shift, there will still be a section of this market that depends on physical phone cards and that requires competitive rates to drive their purchase.

IPRE Sims2Go understood this market and its potential with which it currently undertakes around 180M MOU's annually through its products like
  • Calling Cards
  • Switch Based Solutions
  • Conference Solutions
  • MVOIP Solution
  • Ethnic MVNO Solutions

International Voice & Data Roaming Solutions
Today, the International Travelling customers have little to choose from in terms of products available in this market. The choices are to roam with their standard network product which is highly priced and has a "one size fits all" approach; to hunt for a Local Sim Card; or to use a non-mobile solution altogether such as calling cards.

The Travel sector globally has grown more than 500% over the last 10 years as the standard of living has risen and now mirrors EU & Americas with more people opting for upto 4 breaks per year instead of 1 long break.

The current size of International Roaming:-

Total number of travellers that crosses international borders is estimated at 900 million p.a. as at 2009, however only 300 million are using mobile phones for their communication needs leaving 600 million travellers who use alternative mechanisms, Alternative mechanisms are cheaper and consist of local prepaid SIM cards, calling cards or VOIP services

  • The total market size is estimated at 900 billion USD over the next 3yrs
  • 23.3% of International travel revenue is generated by the business sector and 76.7% by the leisure sector.
  • The average monthly spend by a leisure traveller on mobile communications per trip is $30
  • The average monthly spend by a business traveller per trip is $150

Sims2Go caters to over a million Subscribers through its widely spread distribution network of International Voice & Data, Globally with 480M MOU's and 1.5Tb Data Usage annually through products like:
  • Global Roaming SIM (Call Back & Direct Dial)
  • MVNO Solutions (Currently USA & UK)
  • Global Data SIM
  • Global Blackberry Services (Phase 2)

International String solution
The total market size for this is around 50 Billion US$ with the most popular being SMS (Short Message Service) which is text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application in the world, with 3.6 billion active users, or 78% of all mobile phone subscribers.

The next widely accepted technology is USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a protocol used by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the service provider's computers. USSD can be used for WAP browsing, prepaid call back service, mobile-money services, location-based content services, menu-based information services, and as part of configuring the phone on the network. USSD messages are up to 182 alphanumeric characters in length. Unlike Short Message Service (SMS) messages, USSD messages create a real-time connection during a USSD session. The connection remains open, allowing a two-way exchange of a sequence of data. This makes USSD more responsive than services that use SMS.
Sims2Go with its relationship with over 600 Mobile Operators globally is offering high reliability International SMS and USSD (Market dependent) Solutions 90M in transactions to its partners currently thru products like:
  • Global SMSC Aggregation Gateway
  • USSD Integrated Platform

Global Value Added Services
A value-added service (VAS) is popular as a telecommunications industry term for non-core services, and now, as the global horizons grow, there is a huge requirement of Global VAS Service providers who can enable on a conceptual level add value to the standard service offering spurring a host of new Global Communication products for the subscriber.

Sims2Go engaged itself into this space with launch of products like:
  • Global Number Range
  • Multi Country Profile SIM

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