Tuesday, 27 June 2017

WTL enables mobile operators to build VoIP service

World Telecom Labs
Wednesday 24 June 15

World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced that its award-winning 2nd Generation VoIP switches are being used by a tier 1 operator in the UK to provide a VoIP service which enables the operator to compete with Skype and Viber. This is the first collaboration between WTL and Mondial Telecom and provides operators with a cost-effective way to introduce new calling services which enable them to fight back against the threat of OTT (Over-The-Top) services. The Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2015 found that 50% of operators see OTT competitive pressure as a significant challenge in 2015 and whilst OTT players were once considered antagonistic by mobile operators…

World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced that its award-winning 2nd Generation VoIP switches are being used by a tier 1 operator in the UK to provide a VoIP service which enables the operator to compete with Skype and Viber.

This is the first collaboration between WTL and Mondial Telecom and provides operators with a cost-effective way to introduce new calling services which enable them to fight back against the threat of OTT (Over-The-Top) services.

The Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2015 found that 50% of operators see OTT competitive pressure as a significant challenge in 2015 and whilst OTT players were once considered antagonistic by mobile operators, they are increasingly being viewed from an “if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em” perspective. Operators are therefore looking for ways to introduce new calling services in a bid to win back customers from OTT communication providers.

The WTL/Mondial service enables MNOs and fixed line operators to offer their own branded VoIP app which provides free or very low cost calls over WIFI. Features include:

• Ability to use the app on regular smart mobile phone rather than having to switch to laptop or tablet to launch Skype with a voice quality equal or better than provided by GSM network

• Works seamlessly with the subscribers’ existing contacts list

• Calls are terminated and billed just like standard calls on the subscribers’ tariff

• Ability to use abroad - the service has proved particularly popular when subscribers are abroad as it can be used to make calls over hotel and restaurant wifi or airport hotspots

• Extend the connectivity of mobiles where GSM coverage is poor / inexistent

• Ability to switch to 4G/3G or GSM network when moving out of WIFI zone.

• Full embedded call quality monitoring

WTL’s 2nd generation VoIP switches have been installed at the UK operator’s hubs across the country. They intelligently route VoIP calls and are connected to Mondial’s software to enable device authentication, registration and billing.

WTL’s range of 2nd generation VoIP and hybrid VoIP/TDM switches have been deployed around the globe by both alternative and incumbent operators.

WTL enables alternative operators to build and manage their own cost-effective infrastructure whilst older operators are using WTL’s switches to increase capacity on overstretched networks.

Vital to the success of both types of operators is WTL’s ability to efficiently transfer customer calls from VoIP networks to and from other networks whilst preserving call quality and guaranteeing zero downtime. Capable of handling 1000s of simultaneous calls, the switches can also be scaled as the operator’s VoIP business expands.

Olivier Nagelmackers, General Secretary of Mondial said, “WTL has successfully filled a huge gap for operators which do not already offer a VoIP service. This deployment has gone really well for our customer. Mondial and WTL’s team of experts have delivered a truly converged and scalable service which blurs the lines between fixed and mobile and takes advantage of the proliferation of smart phones in most UK households.”

WTL Managing Director Leigh Smith said “VoIP is a high growth market worldwide. WTL has developed a range of products and technologies to enable operators to deploy reliable and high-quality VoIP services.”

About Mondial www.mondialtelecom.eu
Founded in 1998, Mondial Telecom has developed a number of innovative mobile products and technologies that enable operators to build bridges between networks (WIFI, 3G/4G, GSM…) and between devices (desk, smartphones, tablets, laptops) for easy, cost effective communication.


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