February 10, 2004 08:01 AM Eastern Standard Time
LONDON & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 10, 2004–
New iFollow Voice Conferencing Service Broadens the Voice Services Market for Operators; Delivers Richer, Easier Experience for Mobile Subscribers
“Seamlessly linking voice, instant messaging, and presence information for mobile users may stimulate additional voice traffic and data adoption among wireless users, particularly in the business market”
Followap, Inc., the leading provider of Presence solutions for mobile operators, and NMS Communications (Nasdaq:NMSS) have integrated Followap’s iFollow Presence Server and NMS’ Open Access(TM) platform, seamlessly linking voice services with Presence capabilities for mobile subscribers. With the iFollow Voice Conferencing Service, wireless service providers will now be able to offer their subscribers a richer, easier experience and generate additional voice traffic and revenues.
The iFollow Voice Conferencing Service allows wireless subscribers to view the presence of their contacts and to seamlessly initiate a voice conference call. The service offers excellent real time voice quality for multiparty conference calls. Subscribers are also able to schedule conference calls that are automatically executed as soon as all participants become available. Built on top of the iFollow Presence Server, the service has strong built-in privacy features, group management and seamless access to complementing services. For example, subscribers can easily transform a textual IM or chat session into a voice conference.
“Followap chose NMS as its partner for Voice Conferencing because of the easy-to-integrate, scalable and highly flexible Open Access platform with VoiceXML support,” said Tal Rayman, Marketing Director at Followap. “NMS enabled Followap to get to the market quickly with a highly innovative, sophisticated and reliable solution that increases voice traffic through the use of the iFollow Presence Server.” Instant Messaging (IM) and Location-Based Services (LBS) together are forecast to generate $2 billion in carrier revenue in the U.S. alone by year-end 2007, according to IDC. The iFollow Voice and Conferencing offering substantially transforms the presence and messaging services market, creating a new market category that benefits the telecom industry because instant messaging and presence are now seamlessly connected with voice services.
“Seamlessly linking voice, instant messaging, and presence information for mobile users may stimulate additional voice traffic and data adoption among wireless users, particularly in the business market,” notes Scott Ellison, Program Director, Wireless & Mobile Communications, IDC.
About Followap, Inc.
Followap is the leading provider of carrier-class IM and Presence solutions. Its iFollow suite of products has been commercially launched by tier-one mobile operators, serving millions of subscribers. Followap delivers systems based on industry standards optimized for quick deployment on operator’s networks. Followap also offers an extensive Presence Development Environment, facilitating mobile operators and 3rd parties to presence-enable existing and future services. Visit www.followap.com for more information.
About NMS Communications
NMS Communications (Nasdaq:NMSS) is a leading provider of communications technologies and solutions, enabling new enhanced services and efficient networks that help our customers grow their revenues and profits. Visit www.nmscommunications.com for more information.
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