Airwide Solutions

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Airwide Solutions was a privately held (majority shareholder smac|partners Germany), but United States-based mobile messaging and wireless internet infrastructure company. It was acquired by Mavenir Systems in May 2011.[1]

The company was founded in 2004 through the merger of Taral Networks and Schlumberger's Messaging Solutions unit,[2] formerly Sema Group. Airwide acquired Finnish company First Hop in 2007.[3]

Neil Papworth, a test engineer at Sema at the time, sent the world's first SMS message from an R&D lab using a personal computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone using an Orbitel 901 handset in December 1992.[4]

In 2008, Airwide Solutions won the gold award for innovation at the Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards.

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