Thursday, October 28, 2004

U.S. Carriers Announce MMS Interoperability Pact

U.S. wireless carriers have agreed to provide consumers with MMS (Multi-Media Messaging Services) interoperability. The Inter-Carrier MMS Working Group established a set of guidelines that will allow wireless carriers to phase-in photo and video messaging services over time. Currently, only customers of the same carrier network are capable of exchanging photo and video messaging. The carrier's decision to move forward in a collective fashion on MMS interoperability will permit customers of different networks to now swap multi-media images.

"This is the essence of the wireless industry," said Steve Largent. "Few industries are more competitive than ours, but today we have proven that competitors can and will come together to better serve the consumer."


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