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Twitter announced that it has acquired SMS infrastructure company specialist, Cloudhopper. It was explained by, Kevin Thau, Twitter‘s director of mobile business development, that the deal was consummated after eight months of negotiations.
Cloudhopper “enables Twitter to connect directly to mobile carrier networks in countries all over the planet,” Thau explained. The acquisition of Cloudhopper is expected to help Twitter to “grow and scale” their SMS service.
The details of the deal is not yet available as of posting.
Twitter is believed to be currently processing close to one billion SMS tweets per month.
Cloudhopper was founded by Joe Lauer in 2008. Lauer and Kristin Kanaar used to work in an SMS aggregator called Simplewire and OpenMarket.