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Cisco powers RIM’s new voice-over-Wi-Fi service for BlackBerry

April 27, 2010 - 3 Comments

With RIM’s introduction yesterday of Mobile Voice System 5 with voice over Wi-Fi calling powered by Cisco Unified Communications ManagerBlackBerry users at companies of any size will be able to use a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone to make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry smartphone over a Wi-Fi connection.

With BlackBerry MVS 5, calls made through BlackBerry MVS are routed through the corporate phone system, which helps with adherence to company policies and enables potential savings on long-distance and international roaming charges. Employees also benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone.

Cisco added voice-over-Wi-Fi capabilities to its existing iPhone app earlier this month when it introduced Cisco Mobile 8.0 as a part of our continuing effort to expand UC technology into the mobile space.

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  1. Voice over Wi-Fi is really awesome, great for charges cost saving.

  2. I agree. This is most impressive.

  3. Very impressive technology. Is this dependent in any way on what carrier/device other than simple software compatibility? I work for a government entity and also wonder about encryption? Otherwise, I consider this to be a great move forward. Kudos indeed!