A wireless network company and a telephone company have teamed up to provide Rio Rancho, New Mexico with what they claim is the nation's first metropolitan-wide VoIP over Wi-Fi service.
A wireless network company and a telephone company have teamed up to provide what they claim is the nation's first metropolitan-wide VoIP over Wi-Fi service. The service was launched Thursday in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Ecuity Inc., a telephone company that has long provided traditional landline service, is providing the VoIP expertise while Azulstar Networks is deploying city-wide Wi-Fi service to Rio Rancho's 64,000 residents. The service has been set at $29.95 a line for unlimited calling in North America.
"The carrier-class phone service developed by Ecuity and Azulstar runs directly over the metro-wide Wi-Fi wireless network that spans more than 70 percent of Rio Rancho," the firms said in a release. Often called Silicon Mesa, Rancho Rio is home to several high tech companies in the Albuquerque suburbs.
Ecuity and Azulstar said a variety of mixed and mobile SIP VoIP handsets can be used with the system after customers chose a number--either their existing number or a new number. The service, which also includes various telephony features such as voice mail and call forwarding, can be used at both fixed and mobile locations.
In addition to the residential service, the companies said it is offering an unlimited business service for $129.95 a month for four-digit extensions and a fax line. The initial service will cover Rio Rancho, while full mobile service is expected to get underway in six months.
We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
2018 State of the CloudCloud adoption is growing, but how are organizations taking advantage of it? Interop ITX and InformationWeek surveyed technology decision-makers to find out, read this report to discover what they had to say!
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
The Next Generation of IT SupportThe workforce is changing as businesses become global and technology erodes geographical and physical barriers.IT organizations are critical to enabling this transition and can utilize next-generation tools and strategies to provide world-class support regardless of location, platform or device