- 15 Nov
R&D&I for the convergence of landline and mobile telephony for companies
Article by Joan Aniorte in Feceminte magazine
Joan Aniorte, Telephony Coordinator of Aire Networks
Mobility, today more than ever, is a prevailing need for any work environment. The role played so far by landline telephony and virtual switchboards strictly associated with fixed terminals, doesn’t fully satisfy the operational needs of small businesses, or autonomous, that need to move freely in their area of activity and be permanently connected in a internal with the rest of the workers of your company, or externally accessible for your network of real and potential clients.
The landline telephony of Aire Networks has undergone a profound transformation in the implementation of Hermes and Apolo, its new telephony management system and its intelligent router, two developments carried out entirely by the company itself, with facilities in the Murcia Science Park, and that place the incidence rate around zero. With both developments, Aire makes the qualitative leap with which it offers new value-added services such as the simplification of the portability system, or create interesting service packages for companies with features such as the identification of outgoing numbers 800 and 900, hybrid numbering for fixed and FAX, or the "Landline over Mobile" service. As a wholesale carrier, Aire assumes the responsibility to listen attentively to its customers and as far as possible, anticipate their needs. With this premise, Aire began working months ago in the landline over mobile service with which users can use their mobile phone within a determined radius of action, so that they call with the same terminal, the call will be identified in the receiver with caller ID of the landline telephone associated at the issuer's number.
The function that converges landline telephony and mobile telephony is called "Landline over mobile", and allows, among other things, to generate a mobile telephone exchange to which it can be associated to various terminals with their respective SIM cards (and for extension, IMSI and MSISDN) to a single landline number. This makes it possible for all associated mobile terminals, provided they are within provincial geographic limits -it is a legal imperative-, can make use of that landline Caller ID in outgoing calls; in addition, when a terminal outside to the switchboard calls the landline number assigned to the service, the incoming call simultaneously sounds on the terminals with a telephone number previously associated with the service. This call can be picked up by any of the mobile terminals linked to the fixed numbering.
The advantage of developing these functionalities indoor is that we can easily establish convergences between services. For example, the combination of landline and mobile with the transfer of calls between mobile terminals with the short numbering service. If we assign a different short number to each of the terminals linked to the "Landline over mobile" service, users can comfortably transfer calls to each other.
You no longer need to be in a certain fixed location to receive incoming calls from your business or have telephone exchanges to transfer them to other people. The only limitation for these services is the legal imperative. In the case of the Landline Mobile Service, the rule prohibits that the mobile termination makes use of the landline Caller ID outside the provincial scope in which it is registered. A landline number must be associated with a specific province and the mobile terminals linked to it only that it can use its identification while it is in the same geographic location regardless of the geographical point within it. In case the mobile users are associated with the fixed numbering in the province, the outgoing calls are identified in the receiver with the mobile caller ID and the incoming calls in the fixed terminal will not ring in the mobile. According to Sergio Fernández, developer of HERMES "these services are compatible with each other thanks to HERMES and APOLO".
R&D&I is found in each of the company's areas. It continuously establishes synergies that favor new developments. The Know-how of almost two decades developing telephony, and the fact that the developments are their own and are integrated in the Aire Networks CORE, facilitate not only the agility at the time of operating, but also the plasticity when proposing new solutions before emerging needs.
Check the digital edition of number 156 of the Telecommunications magazine, edited by the Catalan Federation of Installers and Telecommunications Integration Companies (FECEMINTE). On page 42 you can find the original publication of the article by Joan Aniorte, Telephony Coordinator of Aire Networks.