MSN is moving into the wireless services market and is expected to make a number of product launches in the next few months.
Sources within MSN said that the company's first plans are to put Hotmail and Instant Messenger over SMS networks, although a date for the service in the UK is not yet known.
Microsoft is currently negotiating with mobile operators to allow their users access to Hotmail and Messenger. The plan is that they will either charge users per message using reverse billing, or pay a licensing fee to Microsoft.
Although the pilot versions of Hotmail over SMS in Denmark and Switzerland have only attracted "thousands" of users, they have boosted the number of SMS texts those users send by an average of 27 per month.
Spanish operator Telefonica announced a deal in January to offer MSN over SMS in 14 countries including Germany.
In the middle of the year, MSN is expected to announce its first SMS-based version of Messenger.
The company has recently launched PDA-friendly versions of its portal in France and Germany and a UK version is due to go live within weeks.
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