With the second annual Global Messaging Congress only two months away, Paul Walsh, CEO of Segala M Test, has joined the distinguished panel of judges for the Mobile Messaging Awards.

Walsh is the co-founder and CEO of Segala M Test – www.segalamtest.com - a specialist in mobile testing and web accessibility conformance validation. Paul’s experience sees a perfect marriage between the Internet and Mobile industries – an ideal platform to run a company spanning both sectors. Segala is the first specialist testing service provider worldwide to become an Associate member of the GSM Association - www.gsmworld.com

Segala has also been responsible for the entire validation of almost the entire O2 product portfolio in the UK, including the SMS Voting Infrastructure and Applications for TV programmes such as Big Brother and Pop Idol. Other products include MMS, O2 Devices, the Online Shop, the portal, Download Video and Instant Messenger.

The Mobile Messaging Awards take place on 15th June 2005 at Earls Court, and are open to companies that have launched suitable messaging products, services or initiatives since April 2004. With over 100 entries received last year, new categories have now been added, bringing the total to 10. They have been devised to reflect the dynamism of this rapidly evolving Messaging Industry:

Best Use for Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Best Use of Interactivity
Best Content or Information Service
Best Use in Combination with Broadcast Media
Best Use in Government, Public Services or a Not-for-Profit Organisation
Best Enterprise Solution
Best M-commerce Application or Service
Best Mobile Messaging Handset or Device
Best Mobile Messaging Innovation
Best SMS/MMS Network Infrastructure or Platform


For an entry form visit: http://www.160characters.org/awardsform.php

For more information, visit:

www.segalamtest.com or call Paul Walsh on +44 (0)7734 606 453

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Published on: 12:00AM on 19th April 2005