Tata Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Wi-fi+

Capacity - - Five Top: Innovators -

Ser­vice providers de­pend to a large ex­tent on their whole­sale part­ners to enable en­try into new mar­kets and find fresh rev­enue streams. Tata Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has a strong track record here, re­cently launch­ing wi-fi+, a wi-fi cloud com­mu­ni­ca­tion so­lu­tion. wi-fi+ en­ables the cus­tomers of its mo­bile op­er­a­tor part­ners to ac­cess the In­ter­net for calling, mes­sag­ing, and data ap­pli­ca­tions. Through ac­cess to more than 21 mil­lion wi-fi hotspots glob­ally, the new so­lu­tion al­lows op­er­a­tors to gen­er­ate ad­di­tional rev­enues from Wi-fi ser­vices.

Users must log in once, then they are au­to­mat­i­cally con­nected to the clos­est par­tic­i­pat­ing Wi-fi hotspot, even if they travel to a dif­fer­ent city, coun­try or con­ti­nent. Tata says the so­lu­tion marks the next step on a mis­sion to enable truly seam­less mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tions on a global scale, en­cour­ag­ing the use of high-band­width ap­pli­ca­tions such as video calling and mu­sic stream­ing ser­vices while on the move. Tata points out that while twice as many smart­phone users make voice in­doors than out­doors, the lack of in­door cel­lu­lar cov­er­age means that only a third of users are at present happy with their voice call qual­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity.

Wi-fi+ har­nesses Tata’s Cloud RTC ex­per­tise and con­nec­tions to hotspots in more than 100 coun­tries, of­fered by global Wi-fi op­er­a­tor ipass, cre­at­ing a meshed net­work of border­less, global con­nec­tiv­ity. It de­mands no upfront in­vest­ment from mo­bile op­er­a­tors, while grow­ing their rev­enues through ex­tended OTT ser­vices. calls

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from International

© PressReader. All rights reserved.