The growing penetration of smartphones and affordable data plans has set the stage for independent over-the-top (OTT) communications solutions that allow free messaging, voice and video calls from anywhere, resulting in a negative impact on the traffic and revenues of service providers worldwide. Rather than resisting the inevitable shift to IP communications, more and more carriers and MVNOs choose to embrace the new technology and launch OTT services on their own terms.
Our Operator OTT solution allows carriers, MSOs and MVNOs to take advantage of a telco-grade cloud network and suite of applications to extend their network’s reach and deploy an IP communication and telephony service quickly and with minimal risk. Through intimate network integration, “Telecom OTT” services can deliver a user experience that is vastly superior to what any independent OTT service can provide. Transparent routing of calls between telephony and IP networks allows users to use their existing phone numbers to initiate or receive calls on the device of their choice anywhere in the world. In addition, since operators already have a billing relationship with their users, they can easily bundle new free or premium services to existing service plans.
The OTT solution is available as a Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS), allowing carriers to deploy a rich suite of IP communications services under their own brand quickly and efficiently. The solution is comprised of an open “cloud” network and a portfolio of client applications for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Private Label Branding and Service Tailoring options are also available.