- Increase its scale to operate more efficiently and provide a broader range of services.
- Facilitate the addition of a geographically redundant data center.
- Expand coverage hours for customer support.
- Offer premium and standard rate SMS shortcode services (including local shortcode programs) with an industry-leading roster of SMS aggregator partnerships.
- Augment its existing team of seasoned professionals by adding talented and experienced personnel.
“We look forward to taking advantage of our combined strength to further improve the range and quality of ClearSky services,” said Bill Poellmitz, President and CEO of ClearSky. “We consider the purchase of GetLisa to be an important strategic element of our continued growth as the leading provider of data services for regional wireless carriers.”
“Our products and services are highly complementary, so combining the two companies was a logical step,” said George Woodward, CEO of GetLisa Information Services. “This acquisition promotes cross-selling of products to GetLisa customers and vice versa, thereby enhancing ClearSky’s broad service offering and improving satisfaction across our combined customer base.”
For more than a decade, ClearSky Mobile Media has been a leader in providing mobile data solutions for regional wireless carriers, enabling them to compete effectively with national carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. ClearSky’s powerful array of products and services include Multi-Generation Short Messaging Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and mobile Internet gateway, along with carrier-branded content portals. Headquartered in Orlando, ClearSky now provides mobile data services to more than 80 wireless operators serving 8 million subscribers across the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.csky.com.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GetLisa Information Services is a leading provider of wireless data services in North America. Its carrier customers include GSM and CDMA, post-pay, pre-pay and advance-pay operators who partner with GetLisa for its infrastructure messaging solutions, rich content, ad-serving and reporting platforms, SMS shortcode services, and advanced MicroLocal™ applications that can help carriers differentiate themselves from their competition.
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