Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sonus Offers Fixed-Smartphone Convergence for Cable Operators

Sonus Networks introduced a new Fixed-Smartphone Convergence solution that enables cable operators to offer unified SIP-based calling to residences and smartphones. The new capabilities in the Sonus Networks ASX Telephony Application Server allow cable subscribers with home phone service to combine their existing phone line with up to five additional SIP-enabled devices including 3G/Wi-Fi enabled smartphones.

Subscribers can receive or place calls using both their home telephone line (using NCS or SIP call control) and nearly any SIP-enabled device connected to the Internet. The solution will ring all of the devices simultaneously and allows users to make and receive multiple calls concurrently as well as allow calls to be transferred to other users. It is an ideal solution for families with multiple smart devices and mobile lifestyles.

"Cable operators are looking for ways to add more value for fixed line customers, and also get more involved in offering mobile services," said Greg Zweig, director of access product management at Sonus Networks. "With Fixed - Smartphone Convergence powered by the ASX Telephony Application Server, we are giving cable operators a way to make a subscriber's home number more valuable and more convenient to access, anywhere in the world. The solution gives MSOs a compelling new offering that leverages the explosion in smart mobile phones and tablet computers."

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