First solution designed specifically for mobile operators to compete in OTT voice market
Milpitas, Calif., February 22, 2012 — Kineto Wireless, Inc., an innovator in the mobile industry, today announced Smart VoIP, the first VoIP application specifically developed to enable mobile operators to leverage their existing network infrastructure to offer a competitive over-the-top (OTT) voice service.
Kineto’s Smart VoIP application supports a range of standard mobile telephony capabilities and is designed to run on major mobile operating systems, including iPhone®, Android® and Windows Phone®. The application can be branded by mobile operators and downloaded to subscribers through standard application stores.
Dean Bubley, founder of analyst firm Disruptive Analysis, commented in his recent report Telco-OTT Strategies & Case Studies: “Telecom operators need to launch their own over-the-top VoIP services, to compete effectively with Internet innovators and to complement their traditional ‘on-net’ offerings.”
Kineto’s Smart VoIP application does the following:
- Works over any network – The Smart VoIP application works over Wi-Fi, as well as 3G and LTE mobile networks, with the option to work only over Wi-Fi networks when subscribers travel internationally.
- Ties to main voice service – Unlike most VoIP services, Smart VoIP enables mobile operators to deliver an OTT VoIP service that is positioned as a logical extension to subscribers’ main mobile voice service.
- Leverages existing core network – The Smart VoIP solution enables operators to leverage their existing R4 or IMS voice infrastructure.
“Kineto’s Smart VoIP solution is the first designed specifically for mobile operators to address the growing threat from 3rd party over-the-top voice services like Skype and Google Voice,” said Steve Shaw, vice president of marketing for Kineto. “Our Smart VoIP application helps operators create and brand their own over-the-top service to meet subscriber demands for mobile VoIP.”
According to figures reported by market research firm NPD Group, revenues associated with mobile VoIP usage will increase to more than $4 billion in 2015, with the largest concentration of mobile VoIP users in Western Europe.
For more information about Kineto’s Smart VoIP solution, please visit http://www.kineto.com/smart_
About Kineto Wireless, Inc.
Kineto is a leading innovator of solutions that deliver mobile services over broadband. Deployed by mobile operators around the world, the company’s industry leading mobile VoIP, coverage and offload solutions enable mobile operators to increase revenues, reduce churn and increase network capacity. Kineto customers and partners include HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola, Orange, RIM, Rogers Wireless, SFR, Samsung, T-Mobile and ZTE. For more information, please visit kineto.com, and follow Kineto at twitter.com/kinetowireless.