Dublin, Ireland - 6 September 2005 

Cicero Networks paves the way for wVoIP with the launch of CiceroPhone™ the industry's first open, converged softphone

Unveils dual-mode wireless softphone which supports Fixed, Mobile and IP Calls on a single device

Cicero Networks Ltd., a leading developer of wireless Voice over IP (wVoIP) solutions and a pulver 2005 company, today announced the launch of CiceroPhone – a converged softphone which supports both VoWi-Fi and Cellular calls. Optimised to run on a range of wireless devices including Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones and PDAs, CiceroPhone enables fixed-line operators and alternative service providers to offer their enterprise and residential customers cost-effective wireless VoIP services. 

“We have focused on delivering benefits of fixed-mobile convergence down at the user level,  by enabling end-users to make and receive all their calls on a single device”, says Ross Brennan, CEO Cicero Networks. “In addition, by focusing on delivering advanced features such dynamic routing, AP roaming and QoS optimisation, service providers are provided with a truly carrier-grade solution to speed their time to market in launching new wireless VoIP services”   

“CiceroPhone represents a real breakthrough product for Fixed-mobile convergence and a key driver in the adoption of wVoIP” said Luke Thomas, Senior Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan.  “It coincides with the planned launch of a range of dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM smartphones which will see wVoIP move centre stage in driving exciting new services”.

Ease of Use
CiceroPhone is an easy-to-use, highly intuitive softphone, designed to make it very simple for end-users to make and receive both Wi-Fi and cellular calls. It also supports Instant Messaging (IM), local-address book integration, and advanced calling features such as call forward, call waiting.

Enhance Existing Service/Product with wVoIP
CiceroPhone can be fully re-branded and customised according to a service provider’s specific need and is compatible with all industry-standard SIP infrastructures. Telecom equipment vendors and softswitch manufacturers can also leverage CiceroPhone to add mobility to their existing product offerings. .

 Unique Features of CiceroPhone include:

  • Single Dialler Supporting Wi-Fi and Cellular Calls
  • Dynamic Routing in the Handset
  • Superior Audio Quality
  • Enhanced NAT Traversal
  • Wi-Fi/GSM Roaming
  • Fast Access Point Roaming
  • Wi-Fi Signal Strength Monitoring

CiceroPhone can also be deployed with Cicero Network’s server-side product suite to deliver an end-to-end wVoIP mobility solution, which provides the QoS optimisation, multi-level routing and enhanced NAT traversal required to support the nomadic VoWi-Fi user.

CiceroPhone is available immediately on Windows Mobile Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 5.0 scheduled for release at the end of October. Symbian versions are scheduled for release by the end of the year.

About Cicero Networks
Cicero Networks is a leader within the wireless VoIP marketplace, developing solutions that enable service providers to offer VoIP services over unlicensed wireless networks such Wi-Fi and WiMAX. Cicero Network’s SIP-based architecture includes both client and server side solutions to deliver carrier-grade wVoIP services. Cicero Networks enabled the world’s first commercial VoWi-Fi service delivered by Talk Telecom in 2005. Founded in 2002, Cicero Networks is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit www.ciceronetworks.com

Further information:
Elaine Treacy
Cicero Networks
Tel: +353 1 4924599
Email: [email protected]

Louise Coleman
CMP Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7627 8132
Email: [email protected]

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