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Virgin Mobile opens network to cross-carrier text messaging

WARREN, N.J.-Virgin Mobile USA is the latest U.S. carrier to open its network to cross-carrier text messaging-a business that is doubling every eight to ten weeks, according to messaging interoperability company InphoMatch Inc.

InphoMatch manages the cross-carrier text messaging systems for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Verizon Wireless and others. The company said it has delivered 750 million text messages since late last year, and that the volume of inter-carrier text messages is doubling every eight to ten weeks.

“We currently process more than 100 million mobile-originated messages monthly on behalf of our wireless carrier customers,” said Colin Matthews, InphoMatch’s chief executive officer.

InphoMatch rival MobileSpring Inc. will provide messaging interoperability services for Virgin. The company, which partners with Internet domain company VeriSign, also provides interoperability services for Virgin’s network partner Sprint PCS.

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