Company name: Interop Technologies
Where it's based: Fort Myers, Fla.
When it was founded: 2002
Year it was a Fierce 15: 2007
Why it was a Fierce 15: Interop Technologies was founded by former CTIA Chairman Jim Dwyer and made several different products including a messaging platform, device management system and a Karaoke platform that let users create and deliver user-generated content. The company's products attracted the attention of many Tier 3 operators, probably because of Interop's ability to customize solutions for its customers. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: Interop exited the mobile content space and no longer offers its Karaoke platform. Instead, the company offers software and platforms for core messaging services such as SMS and MMS. It also provides device management services. Interop has carrier trials going in Latin America and in late August, Cox Communications chose the company's SMS, MMS, WAP Gateway, and Common Short Code Gateway solutions to support its wireless offerings.