We are the premium Tier-1 aggregator in Canada. This means we have connectivity to all wireless providers in Canada and the US, allowing us to reach over 449 million subscribers across North America.
Mobile Gateway Services
ICF Olson was established in 2002 as Canada’s first mobile agency and has been connecting enterprises to wireless carrier networks since the inception of the Common Short Code ecosystem. Members of our team helped establish the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and helped create the Code of Conduct that governs mobile messaging programs in Canada. We have maintained direct connectivity across Canada’s wireless carriers for nearly 15 years – processing more than 3 billion messages and launching many services that were the first of their kind in North America. We remain one of only two companies that can provide a single, direct point of integration across all of the country’s networks, using a state of the art carrier grade gateway platform deployed in our own virtual cloud and meeting the highest standards for performance, uptime, scalability, privacy, security and data governance.
What We Do
We leverage the power of short codes to build mobile communications plans that are strategic, nimble, and easily customized to your customers’ unique profiles. ICF Olson is excited about taking a leap forward in mobile engagement with Rich Communication Service (RCS).
Rich Communication Service (RCS) is an enhanced form of SMS that will replace the need for apps and mobile websites by creating fully navigable customer experiences within the context of the native messaging interface. Using RCS business messaging Brands will be able to engage mobile customers in new ways with more useful and dynamic messages that lead to a transaction, all within the native messaging interface.
ICF Olson is keeping our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the evolving market. With the rise of RCS business messaging, cloud providers, regulators and carriers have climbed on board and are working together to bring RCS business messaging into the Canadian market.
Explore RCS business messaging by visiting here, or text RCS to 24680. Standard message and data rates may apply.
What is Gateway Mobile Services?
Facilitating a two-way relationship with your customers is important. In the era of 24/7 mobile connectivity, there is arguably no better path to real-time interaction than through SMS marketing.
ICF Olson was born in Toronto as a mobile marketing start up, and has since expanded our capabilities to provide a full-service, cloud based mobile communications offering.
ICF Olson's close relationship with the product team at carriers helped us bring new services to market such as the first mobile commerce initiatives and the first mobile donations programs in Canada.
ICF Olson specializes in supporting International Aggregators who wish to migrate their programs to Canada but cannot directly access the regulator or the carriers.
City of Toronto
We provide residents of Toronto a convenient and mobile solution to staying up-to-date on the status of service requests, such as household hazardous waste pickup, road repairs, and more.
Our market value is focused on our three C’s, Cost, Compliance, and Commitment to Uptime, Throughput and Deliverability.
Not Sure About Short Codes?
We understand that short codes can seem overwhelming. ICF Olson’s experts are here to help, every step of the way. Leveraging Short Codes for mobile marketing campaigns is powerfully effective, yet there are many steps involved in securing and activating your own.
That's why we've broken it down into 7 simple steps. Get to the end and still have questions?
ICF Olson has maintained 100% short code application approval rate since its inception.