The SMS Forum, which was instrumental in introducing universal standards for SMS, is to close up shop. 

The SMS Forum has been operational since 1997 and was formed to foster and promote SMS for the benefit of the wireless industry.
It contributed to the success of SMS and helped to drive the industry-standard SMPP Specification. It worked with SMS interoperability issues and pioneered XML messaging access protocols for mobile content and gaming.
According to a report in GSM>3G Newsreel, LogicaCMG, chair of the committee and the company responsible for the original short message peer to peer protocol (SMPP) definition, will remain the guardian of the protocol, as well as continuing its active role in messaging innovation for SMS, MMS and IP platforms.