Public Wi-Fi infrastructure is undergoing explosive growth as specialized companies, fixed line carriers and local municipalities embrace the technology to extend their footprints, increase customer value, and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Once limited to coffee shops and airports, public Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly accessible across entire city centers. Leverage this technology trend to cost-effectively offload growing data traffic or extend roaming access without regional licensed spectrum.
With modern handsets already fully supporting Voice over Wi-Fi from their native dialer app (IR.51 compliance) consumers are able to communicate without any concern over which network they’re on - Wi-Fi or mobile. The same apps work everywhere.
Regardless of their handset, consumers still expect a high quality of experience (QoE) from services associated with a network operator – and anything less may leave a bad impression of their service provider’s entire brand. With our patented jitter buffer technology, the Accession Communicator softphone client is designed to deliver high quality, high-definition voice services over noisy, lossy or congested networks. Using the SILK codec here and on our 100% virtualized Session Border Controller (SBC) enables Metaswitch to provide high resilience to packet loss with only a minimal increase in overall bandwidth use. With the call anchored by the application server and SBC, network and access point roaming is achieved with minimal impact to the end-user experience.