BT startet FMC Pilotprojekt ohne WiFi

BT gilt unter den europäischen Telekommunikationsanbietern als FMC Pionier. Mit BT Fusion hat das Unternehmen bereits seit 2005 ein Produkt im Markt, das einen nahtlosen Übergang von Gesprächen über WiFi und GSM erlaubt.

Nun hat die Geschäftskundensparte BT Global Service einen Pilotversuch gestartet, der rein auf GSM basiert und vollkommen auf WiFi verzichtet. Es bleibt abzuwarten, ob damit eine Abkehr vom Dual Mode Ansatz eingeleitet wird oder ob beide Technologien parallel angeboten werden sollen.

Lieferant für die Löung ist das auf Konvergenzsysteme spezialisierte Unternehmen OnRelay.


OnRelay Pressemitteilung:

OnRelay Enters into Agreement with BT Global Services to Deliver Enterprise FMC Trials
23 March 2009
BT Global Services takes OnRelay MBX to its Customers
London, 24th March 2009 – OnRelay, a leading provider of cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) software, announced today that they have entered into a customer trial agreement with BT Global Services, one of the world’s leading communications providers operating in 170 countries.
The agreement will allow BT Global Services to begin on-site trials of OnRelay’s MBX software with a number of UK-based and multinational customers as part of BT’s Unified Communications offering. OnRelay MBX allows companies to replace some, or all, of their IP desk phones with mobile phones, by delivering all the functionality of the customer’s existing communication system (PBX) to a cellular mobile phone. The software’s innovative architecture works over any public mobile network, providing customers with a feature-rich managed FMC service, whichever mobile network they use, wherever they are in the world. Upon completion of these trials, it is expected that the OnRelay solution will join the successful BT Corporate Fusion portfolio.
“The customer trials of OnRelay’s cellular FMC solution reflect BT’s ongoing commitment to addressing the demand for global fixed mobile convergence technologies, recognising that one size doesn’t fit all” comments Malcolm Pilcher, Head of Voice CPE & FMC, BT Global Services. “We see this demand accelerating as our customers look to maximise their existing infrastructure, improve employee productivity and continue their drive to manage and control costs.”
“With this joint announcement, OnRelay and BT Global Services open new customer opportunities for cellular FMC,” said OnRelay CEO, Ivar Plahte. “BT’s evaluation further validates OnRelay’s focus on enabling enterprises to cost-effectively extend Unified Communications to mobile phones. 2009 will be the year of cellular FMC.”
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About OnRelay
OnRelay is a privately held Unified Communications software company specialising in Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC). Founded in 2000 and headquartered in London, the company lists Tier 1 operators and Fortune 500 companies as customers and partners.
OnRelay’s Mobile PBX software (MBX) eliminates the need for businesses to purchase and support proprietary telephony hardware. MBX is the first Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence solution able to completely replace desk phones with mobile phones. OnRelay’s patented Telephony Internetworking Protocol (TINP) works over any mobile network, worldwide. By integrating MBX with the leading open source PBX, sipXecs, OnRelay offers businesses a complete fixed and mobile telephony system.
Operators can host MBX as Software as a Service (SaaS), bringing significant cost savings to their customers. Multinational companies can deploy MBX within their legacy infrastructure, capitalising existing investments and bringing mobile under corporate control.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally: local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; higher-value broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
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