AudioCodes Enhances MobilityPLUS to Support High Quality Handover Between WiFi and Cellular Networks
September 04, 2014 --
Adding and deploying WiFi infrastructure by MSOs is becoming increasingly popular
AudioCodes' solution allows MSOs to seamlessly service heterogeneous networks (WiFi-3G) by overcoming the call handover challenges in low 3G coverage areas
The new solution combines AudioCodes' MobilityPLUS Mobile VoIP and Mediant SBC solutions, leveraging unique SBC capabilities and leading mobile VoIP technology
AudioCodes will be presenting the solution and other mobile apps and products at the CTIA Super Mobility Week event in room #7400
LOD, Israel, Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced that it is enhancing its MobilityPLUS solution, offering a new mobile VoIP solution with superior voice quality that is designed to overcome the challenges of call handovers between WiFi and cellular networks.
Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) are deploying public WiFi hotspots to provide free wireless broadband to their customers. According to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, more than 200,000 WiFi hotspots have been deployed in the United States to extend the reach of MSOs and provide mobile phone service for their customers at attractive prices. As the trend to incorporate WiFi becomes increasingly popular, there is a critical need to ensure a smooth handover between the WiFi and cellular networks. Industry analysts have claimed that in such a heterogeneous network environment, WiFi would be used 80% of the time and 3G would be used 20% of the time.
The new enhancement, combining AudioCodes' MobilityPLUS mobile VoIP and Mediant Session Border Controller (SBC) solutions, offers MSOs the ability to service these heterogeneous networks (WiFi and 3G) while achieving seamless handover. Leveraging advanced SBC capabilities and leading mobile VoIP technology allows for a high quality, uninterrupted call when moving between the different networks.
AudioCodes' portfolio of SBCs scale to 25,000 concurrent sessions, covering large enterprises and service provider's needs. All AudioCodes SBCs run the same software, with uniform interoperability, security, media handling functionality and operational model. AudioCodes SBCs address multiple SBC segments – SIP Trunk, Hosted and Access services for wireline, cellular and hybrid deployments. AudioCodes SBCs feature integrated QoE monitoring and dynamic voice optimization for high voice quality experience. The entire SBC family is uniformly and centrally managed by AudioCodes' One Voice Operation Center, a holistic life-cycle management system.
"AudioCodes prides itself on being at the cutting edge of mobile VoIP trends and technology," stated Zeev Lerner, AudioCodes Vice President, Mobility. "Combining our SBC technology with the MobilityPLUS mobile VoIP solution enables us to provide a needed solution for MSOs and other service providers who seek to offer cost effective and high quality mobile VoIP services, leveraging the growing coverage of WiFi networks."
AudioCodes will be presenting its high-quality mobile VoIP solution at the CTIA Mobile Week event, September 9-11, in Las Vegas, Nevada in meeting room #7400. Click on this link to schedule a meeting. AudioCodes will also be featuring VocaNOM, a cloud-driven voice communication app for businesses that allows quick, simple and friendly voice-based dialing and routing. For more information, visit: www.audiocodes.com/products/VocaNOM.
AudioCodes Ltd. (Nasdaq:AUDC) designs, develops and sells advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader focused on converged VoIP and data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers, Value Added Applications and Professional Services. AudioCodes' underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies on AudioCodes' leadership in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. AudioCodes' High Definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in Voice communications. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com.
Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements'' as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and the demand for existing products; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development, upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.
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