We have watched the development and deployment of femtocells with interest, to be honest we think the idea is sound but the problem is the implementation and the infrastructure required to support them.
Recently we have seen some announcement s that would seem to point towards femtocells becoming part of LTE deployment rather than trying to make them an adjunct of existing networks, this would seem to make sense both technically and commercially. Motorola has announced it would stop any further development of 3G femtocells, and instead focus on LTE. The company claimed trying to integrate 3G femtocells into an existing networks was troublesome, but for them the opportunity for LTE femtocells looked increasingly attractive.
We will defintely watch this subject with interest.
We are big fans of the Counterpath Eyebeam and Xlite but at the moment they run under Windows and Mac but cannot be used on Windows Mobile or iPhone, but we see Media5 Corporation has announced the launch, (approx July in the App Store) of its new softphone application for the Apple iPhone called the Media5-Fone.
We see a lot of specific SIP clients on the market but they are closed or locked to a particular service provider but the Media5-Fone is an open application designed to be used with any SIP service proivider or iPBX similar to the Counterpath products. The product looks nice with WiFi support, full SIP compliance, voicemail integration and a range of other features.
See the press release over on Media5 here and the application will appear as below:
I cannot believe it but have actually done two posts about items that directly reflect our own business, well I suppose we have to pay the bills somehow
Many of you are aware we have had supply problems with Telrad Connegy product, well the good news is that is all behind us. Telrad Connegy now has a new owner called Wise Communication Solutions.
Wisecom are an Israeli Company based in Petah Tikvah and have been a reseller of Telrad Connegy for many years so are very familiar with the Product Range and routes to market, they have also provided all Sales and Service for Telrad Connegy in their home market so have a high level of engineering knowledge.
Wisecom will be investing heavily in the areas of Operations and Research and Development and plan to build on the proven heritage of Telrad Connegy and grow and develop the markets throughout the world. The UK market is a strategic market for Wisecom and they will ensure we are all part of their future plans.
We can take orders for Telrad Connegy product now.
On the IridiaBlog in the main we like to talk about the VoIP and GSM industry in general but now and again we make a plug about our own business (something has to pay the bills !!!)
We have recently seen a demand from users who wish to purchase GSM and VoIP gateways online as they feel they have enough technical competence to implement them themselves with out the need for a reseller. So due to popular demand we have launched Voice and IP our on line store at www.voiceandip.co.uk
You are able to purchase our most popular gateways online and we will be adding more products over time. You will receive our usual high quality after sales service. Pop over and have a look.