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Following the successful launch of their cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service in the US in 2012, Kodiak Networks and Ericsson have announced the launch of 4G-compatible cloud-based PTT service in Europe.
Together, Kodiak Networks and Ericsson have built a PTT platform that mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) can use to offer PTT services to their enterprise and corporate customers.
Ericsson hosts the technology platform provided by Kodiak Networks in Ericsson’s European data center and operates it 24×7 via the Global Service Center in Romania.
“Organizations with mobile workforces – in sectors such as construction, hospitality, security, oil & gas, utilities, manufacturing, field services, education and transportation – can benefit from the speed, cost-effectiveness and convenience of this PTT service,” a release by Ericsson said.
This is a next-generation, instant calling solution with advanced features, centralized online address book management, and security – all delivered over 4G LTE, 3G WCDMA/HSPA and Wi-Fi networks.
With PTT, users can carry a single device to conveniently access instant voice service, broadband data, worker protection, workforce management and mobile productivity applications. Our PTT service uses patented voice-transmission technology that leads the industry in call set-up and voice quality.
“Users can communicate with a large audience at the touch of a button using whichever networks are available – including 4G LTE, 3G WCDMA/HSPA and Wi-Fi networks. Ericsson is the right partner to help us bring the enhanced features and benefits of PTT to Europe,” Bruce Lawler, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Kodiak Networks, said.
“This service has proved popular with operators and their customers in the US, and we are sure it will enjoy the same success in Europe. It’s the only carrier-grade PTT service that supports 4G networks, such a wide range of handsets and even PCs – all while offering great voice quality. Because it is based on a cloud service model, leveraging Ericsson’s data centers and managed services capabilities, it is easy to adopt this PTT service and immediately offer it to enterprises,” Luigi Migliaccio, Global Head of IT Managed Services at Ericsson, said.
The latest version of our PTT service offers features such as voice and signaling encryption, real-time presence, talker priority, a web-based Corporate Administration Tool (CAT), integrated Dispatch console and the ability to augment or replace Private Mobile Radio (PMR).