Airwide Solutions

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Airwide Solutions
FoundedUnited States (2004 (2004))
DefunctMay 2011 (2011-05)
Fateacquired by Mavenir Systems
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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 acquisition of Schlumberger's Messaging Solutions unit,[2] formerly Sema Group by Taral Networks. Airwide later 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.[5]

In May 2011, the company was purchased by Mavenir Systems, Inc.[6]

January 26, 2004, Taral Networks Acquires Schlumberger Messaging Solutions.[7]


  1. ^ "Mavenir Raises $40M and Acquires Airwide Solutions—Tech News and Analysis". 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  2. ^ "Airwide Solutions Secures $25 Million in Financing to Address Emerging Opportunities in Mobile Comm [sic]" (Press release). ClickPress. 25 January 2006. Archived from the original on 19 March 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ Greenville, Mike (2007-11-27). "Airwide Takes First Hop". 160characters. Archived from the original on 2014-09-01.
  4. ^ "Airwide Solutions says Happy 15th Birthday to SMS". Industry News. London: European Communications. 2007-12-05.
  5. ^ "4th Screen Advertising Takes Gold at Visiongain MAMAs Awards". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  6. ^ "Airwide Solutions, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  7. ^ "Taral Networks Acquires Schlumberger Messaging Solutions" (Press release). 2004-07-26.

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