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March 31, 2009

Voiceserve's Voipswitch Mobile App Receives Symbian Status

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor


London-based software platform provider Voiceserve today announced its Voipswitch operation has received Symbian (News - Alert) Signed status for its new mobile software module the "Vippie Mobile for Symbian".
 
Voipswitch develops VoIP platform solutions for global telecommunications service providers, helping operators deliver secure, reliable services that are fully interoperable with other IP telephony standards and systems.
 
The Vippie Mobile is designed to allow users to connect to Internet using WiFi (News - Alert), GPRS, EDGE or UMTS. And now, the mobile phone end-user, with the help of the new  Symbian functions, can  select the connection option when beginning the application.
 
The Symbian Operating System, designed for mobile devices, was developed by Symbian Ltd, which was recently acquired by Nokia (News - Alert). According to recent studies, the Symbian OS has a 46.6 percent share of the smart mobile devices.
 
"The new assigned status is a major break through for the company enabling Voipswitch licensees to spring forward into the mobile telecom arena,” said Alexander Ellinson chairman of Voiceserve.

With the launch of the Vippie Mobile software for Symbian and windows mobile phones, the company expects the release for other mobile systems including iPhone (News - Alert)  and Blackberry users will be completed within the next few months, according to Ellinson.
 
“We are very confident, with the mobile feature added to our long list of modules, Voipswitch will continue to make its mark within the telephony arena attracting a broad spectrum of clientele globally," said Ellinson.
 
As TMCnet recently reported, Voipswitch unveiled the latest version of its ‘softphone’ software called Vippie. The newly developed VoIP software, "Vippie Softphone" allows users to make phone calls from computer over the Internet platform. SMS services offered by the software differentiates it from other service providers because the product.
 
Voiceserve, completed the acquisition of Voipswitch late last year in an effort to expand its position in the wholesale telecom space.
 
The deal for Voipswitch is expected to generate approximately $1 million in annualized revenues, according to the company.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray



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