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- Ericsson to manage Push-to-Talk cloud services for C Spire Business Solutions
- Cloud-based Push-to-Talk allows carriers to easily implement without modifying existing networks
- Significant milestone for Ericsson's IP-based Push-to-Talk service
CSBS is a unit of C Spire Wireless, a Ridgeland, Mississippi-based technology services company and the largest privately held wireless communications provider in the United States. The new PTT service is targeting businesses, government agencies and service organizations with features that help customers communicate faster and talk to larger groups across more types of devices than ever before.
The strategic partnership between the two companies will allow CSBS to offer new PTT services across a robust suite of new devices, including smartphones, and transition existing customers from its current legacy platform to the new cloud-based platform over the next 12 months.
With PTT as a cloud service, carriers like C Spire are able to provide advanced services without the need for extensive network infrastructure modifications -- offering a future-proof solution that can be continually managed and updated in the cloud.
"PTT continues to be very popular across many different industries with its simple, affordable approach," said Craig Borncamp, Director of Business Sales for C Spire Business Solutions. "Working with Ericsson to introduce Kodiak Networks' IP-based cloud services technology in our network places us at the forefront in helping customers take full advantage of the inherent benefits of this service."
Push-To-Talk allows users to instantly connect and communicate to an individual or a group of people at the push of a button. In a fraction of a second, a call to recipients is set up and the sender can begin speaking to the audience. Recipients of a PTT call then hear the voice of the sender through the phone's speaker.
"With PTT as a cloud-based service, we can easily integrate applications and help companies like C Spire more effectively manage this service for their customers," said Craig Stein, Head of Broadband and Media Accounts for Ericsson. "Cloud-based PTT services help reduce the amount of time and equipment and network investments for operators."
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