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MMS

MMS

(1) (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhancement to the SMS text messaging service that enables images, audio and video files to be transmitted with the text message to a cellphone. MMS uses the SMS protocol to send notifications to the recipient's phone; however, both SMS and the WAP protocol are used to transfer the data from the sender to the MMS service center (MMSC) and from there to the recipient. MMS was developed as part of the 3GPP project. See SMS, WAP, 3GPP, punchcasting and photo messaging.

(2) (Microsoft Media Streaming) An earlier streaming protocol from Microsoft (originally NetShow Services) that was dropped in Windows Server 2003 (Windows Media Services 9) and superseded by the realtime streaming protocol (see RTSP). See NetShow.
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The Nokia MMS solution includes the Nokia Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC), the Nokia Multimedia Application Gateway, the Nokia WAP Gateway and the Nokia Profile Server.
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Aicent also operates the world's first and one of the world's largest MMS Inter-working services, provides SMS hubbing, mobile messaging delivery and other value added services across all types of 2.
Aicent also operates one of world's first and largest MMS Inter-working services, and provides mobile messaging delivery and other value added services across all types of 2.
With MMS becoming an increasingly attractive service for consumers around the world, mobile operators are tasked with offering seamless and reliable MMS interconnectivity across international boundaries," said Lynn Liu, Aicent President and CEO.
MobileOne has deployed MMS services in a rich environment of device diversity.
We're happy to help protect confidential information for MMS using the most comprehensive solution on the market today," states Gil Sever, Safend's CEO.
MMS based services are considered by the Operators to be a key factor in generating ARPU growth and reducing churn.