The first seamless integration of VOIP and a mobile network
By Mike Hanlon
February 8, 2006
February 9, 2006 Spain’s largest mobile operator Telefónica Móviles España, and network specialist Outsmart, will demonstrate the first seamless integration of voice over IP communications through a PC and a mobile network next week at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. The Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution, SmartFMC, will be available via the "Plug 'n Talk" service: a preloaded softphone on a USB memory stick. Attendees, will obtain a movistar number, preloaded with EUR15 prepaid credit, and will be able to make and receive calls though their PCs, using the Telefónica Móviles mobile network.
Telefónica Móviles has integrated the SmartFMC solution in its network, which allows the same services that are currently available on the users mobile phone to be accessible on their PC, via the Plug 'n Talk service.
"To test the seamless integration of VoIP communications and the movistar network and to anticipate the opportunities of this new technology is fundamental to make sure that Telefonica Móviles face this challenge with success" says Cayetano Lluch, Technological General Manager of Telefónica Móviles España.
"The FMC live network deployment at 3GSM World Congress will mark the first delivery of voice communication through a PC over a mobile network in a way that effectively transforms the PC to a mobile handset" says Menahem Tirosh, CEO of Outsmart Ltd.