Openmind to Speak at IMS World Forum 2013, Barcelona, 23-25 April 2013

by Cathal Fitzpatrick | 28th January 2013

Dublin, 25th January 2013:  Openmind ( has now emerged as one of the world’s leading vendors of messaging solutions and has commanded a leading position in the area of RCS and IMS based messaging solutions.  For the mobile operator, the transition to IP will introduce new technology and use cases to their messaging network.  There are many facets of messaging that make it sufficiently distinct from other parts of the IMS core, which justifies investment in a specialized solution from an experienced messaging vendor.  Openmind, with its long heritage in messaging, is the ideal partner to guide operators through this transition.

At the IMS World Forum, ( Openmind will present to a global audience, the choices available the Mobile Operator when building the best IP Messaging Network and stress the prudence of selecting a Messaging Vendor to help guide the mobile operator through the transition to IP messaging.  We contest that Messaging is not a core-competence for IMS core vendors and they are assuming that a basic “vanilla” offering will be sufficient to meet operator needs in this area.  Using a vanilla messaging component provided as a “tick-the-box” option by an IMS-core vendor will ultimately prove to be false economy. It will limit the Mobile Operators’ ability to launch more advanced IP messaging services, and will cost more money in the long run as they will inevitably replace it with a dedicated messaging solution designed to meet all your needs.

Discussion points: 

– Why is there a clear need for Specialist Messaging Providers?

– Don’t limit your ability to launch advanced messaging services

– Eliminate unnecessary complexity and functional duplication in your network

We hope to see you there!

Presenter:  Cathal Fitzpatrick, Senior Manager, Openmind.

Cathal Fitzpatrick is Senior Manager in Openmind’s Messaging Business Unit and is responsible for Product Management and Sales Support within the organization. He has over 20 years experience in the Telecommunications and Software industries, and has extensive expertise in the design and architecture of messaging and mobility software solutions for mobile operators. He was previously Director of Product Management at Cape Technologies, and also held Product Management roles at Jinny, Lucent, Logica and Aldiscon.  Cathal holds a Masters Degree in International Business from Trinity College, Dublin, and also a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Dublin City University.

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