April 25, 2013 10:00 ET

Global Messaging Apps Choose Nexmo for User Authentication by SMS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LONDON--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - Nexmo (, the company that solves mobile messaging globally, today announced that it has been selected by Line Corporation as an SMS API provider for its wildly popular mobile service platform, LINE. With this announcement, Nexmo added LINE to its growing list of global messaging app customers, including Viber, KakaoTalk and ICQ.

Nexmo has quickly become the mobile messaging partner of choice for "over-the-top" (OTT) app developers around the world. Nexmo offers a direct to carrier cloud-based API that lets apps send and receive a high volume of SMS and USSD messages to any phone in the world. Most OTT apps are increasingly relying on Nexmo for their mission critical messaging.

"Nexmo empowers LINE to build a scalable messaging application in the cloud without intermediation to reach our users," said Jeanie Han, CEO Line USA. "At the same time, they have been uniquely successful at creating a wide network of carrier relationships."

Why LINE and other OTT apps choose Nexmo:

  • Nexmo's unmatched direct-to-carrier network is the optimal path for traffic distribution around the world. It removes the gaps between apps and the end-user
  • Nexmo's high deliverability and low latency network improves phone verification ratios
  • Simple to implement and use, Nexmo's Cloud APIs provide the scale to process millions of messages every day
  • Nexmo's team of experts and telecommunication veterans provide the on-demand support developers expect to quickly scale their apps

"We see a shift in the market from person-to-person messaging to application to person messaging," said Tony Jamous, Nexmo CEO. "As we foster that trend we are gratified that LINE and many others have chosen Nexmo. We are also dedicated to ensuring that carries and app developers both benefit as users embrace new ways of communication."

Nexmo has added over 80 carrier contracts in the last two years, and has been growing at a rate of two new carriers per week.

About Nexmo
Nexmo ( is the company that solves mobile messaging globally. With presence in Asia, Europe and North America, Nexmo helps drive communication for some of the Internet's most vibrant brands. Founded in 2011, Nexmo is backed by Intel Capital. More information is available at

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