Frequently Asked Questions
What is VoIP?
Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP as it is more commonly
known, is the delivery of voice information in digital form
in discrete packets (using Internet Protocol) rather than
in the traditional circuit-committed protocols of the public
switched telephone network (PSTN).
What is Voice over Wireless IP?
Voice over Wireless IP is the delivery of voice service over
unlicensed wireless networks such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Also known as Voice over Wireless Lan (VoWLAN or VoWi-Fi),
it is a further step in the VoIP revolution as it enables
wireless devices such as phones, PDAs and laptops to be used
to make calls over wireless IP Connections.
How does Voice over Wireless IP differ from
VoIP users need to physically connect to the Internet to deliver
voice services. With voice over wireless IP, individuals can
use their mobile phone or PDA to connect to the Internet via
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth channels.
Where can you make a voice over wireless
You can make these calls anywhere you have a wireless access
point or hotspot. It will work at home where you have a Wi-Fi
access point and a broadband connection, at work over the
corporate Wi-Fi or in a public hotspot location.
Does Cicero work with standard wireless
Yes. Cicero’s solution is designed to work with industry
standard smartphones, PDAs and PCs which are equipped with
equipped with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth radios.
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Can Cicero work with a SIP device?
Yes. Cicero is designed to integrate with SIP devices and
How does Cicero reduce costs and increase
revenues for the Operator?
Adding a new voice service to their bundle of offerings, operators
will increase revenues by capturing voice traffic on their
networks that would previously have been routed over cellular
In addition, by routing calls to mobile phones through Cicero,
operators can benefit from reduced interconnect costs.
How does Cicero deliver lower call
cost benefits to the subscriber?
As Cicero enables the operator to terminate calls over low
cost networks, these savings can be passed on to the subscriber
in terms of lower call charges.
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Can Cicero be used for both inbound
and outbound calls?
Yes. Cicero can be used for both inbound and outbound calls.
For inbound call termination this means when a subscriber
enters a wireless access point area, the phone client will
alert the controller which makes it possible to terminate
calls to that device.
Do I need to have a Mobile Switching
Centre to deploy Cicero-based voice services?
No. Cicero operates independently of the cellular network
and therefore does not require operators to have an MSC to
Can I use Cicero on wireless devices
that do not have a SIM?
Yes. Cicero does not require SIM authentication for subscribers.
Does Cicero work over wireless broadband
connections such as WiMAX or 802.20?
Cicero works over all licensed and unlicensed networks.
Will Cicero work over any access
Cicero is an open, standards-based solution and is designed
to work with all industry-standard access points.
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