iSkoot’s Mobile VoIP Solution Achieves Carrier-Class Interoperability with Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) Architecture
iSkoot mobile software to be demonstrated with Cisco at Mobile World Congress
Barcelona – February 6, 2008 – iSkoot, the leading provider of carrier-friendly mobile VoIP solutions, today announced the successful completion of iSkoot’s integration and interoperability testing with the Cisco AS5000 Series Universal Gateway and the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch–a carrier-class softswitch that performs signaling and call-control tasks to interconnect next-generation IP networks to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
The iSkoot mobile software will be showcased in the Cisco booth at the 2008 Mobile World Congress. This demonstration recognizes the iSkoot and Cisco’s combined solution has been already been successfully deployed by mobile operators in Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, and the UK, and provides for unique mobile-to-VoIP calling capabilities over the voice channel. The iSkoot mobile software will be available for hands-on demonstration at Cisco’s Mobile World Congress exhibit booth #8A5, in Hall 8, from February 11-14th in Barcelona, Spain.
“We’re excited to be working with Cisco and their state-of-the-art, carrier-class technology to enable seamless integration with carrier networks worldwide,” said Jacob Guedalia, Chief Operations Officer at iSkoot. “As a result of our successful interoperability testing, iSkoot’s mobile solution is now commercially deployed by mobile operators around the globe. We’re honored that Cisco is recognizing this achievement by featuring our software at the Mobile World Congress.”
“As the Internet increasingly becomes the foundation for all mobile communications, the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network architecture provides the scalability, openness, and reliability that service providers need to deploy innovative applications such as iSkoot and deliver new profitable services to their subscribers,” said Jon Hindle, director of mobility marketing at Cisco.
San Francisco-based iSkoot brings leading internet services like Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks.
iSkoot launched the first and only carrier-grade, carrier-deployed Skype-for-Mobile application in 2006, and now powers the Mobile World Congress award-winning 3 Skypephone currently sold in eight countries on three continents.
iSkoot takes advantage of the voice-optimized circuit-switched network for delivery of voice communications, in keeping with its mission to engineer elegant and operator-friendly solutions to the challenge of bringing resource-intensive internet services to mobile handsets.
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