Wharf T&T, Cisco launch fixed-mobile comms in Hong Kong
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 20-Oct-2011
Hong Kong-based ICT service provider Wharf T&T and Cisco on October 14 announced a fixed-mobile communications convergence service for mobile business users.
The new Cloud Voice service is a collaboration of scalable voice, video, instant messaging, fixed and mobile devices equipped with communications capabilities.
Delivered on a subscription-based and on-demand model, this unified communications service consists of a full-featured Cisco IP Phone that provides traditional telephony features, together with features including mobility apps, SIM-Ring, Extension Mobility, Presence Communicator and Cloud Communicator (softphone).
The service is supported by Wharf T&T’s Fibre-to-the-Desk network infrastructure and an enterprise-grade business telephony solution Cloud Voice.
Cross-platform intelligent communications
“The launch of Cloud Voice service […] enables enterprises to extend business voice to cell phones and unified communications platform,” said Kam Poon, vice president, business market of Wharf T&T.
Not only will the enterprises enjoy massive cost saving in capital investment and IDD expenditure, it also allows cross-platform intelligent communications where mobile devices such as a smartphone or laptop computer will become your virtual desktop phone using your office extension number. When a fixed line can go with or without your phone set, your business has no limits,” Poon said.
“The 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report recently released reveals that more than half (62%) of the young professionals interviewed around the world indicated that they could not live without the Internet, 58% of them citing a mobile device, such as a smartphone, laptop or tablet, as the most important technology in their lives,” said said Kelvin Wong, head of sales, service provider, Cisco Hong Kong.
"To meet with the expectations of employees, more mobile, scalable, highly secure and cost-effective collaborative solutions like the Cloud Voice service have become vital for enterprises to sustain their businesses," Wong added.