Sonus Networks has introduced "Fixed-Smartphone Convergence," to allow cable subscribers with home phone service to combine their existing phone line with up to five additional SIP-enabled devices including 3G/Wi-Fi enabled smartphones. Sonus is demonstrating this new solution at the CableLabs Summer Conference 2010 taking place August 15-18 in Keystone, CO.
The Fixed-Smartphone Convergence solution makes it possible for subscribers to receive or place calls using both their home telephone line (using NCS or SIP call control) and nearly any SIP-enabled device connected to the Internet. The solution will ring all of the devices simultaneously and allows users to make and receive multiple calls concurrently as well as allow calls to be transferred to other users. It is an ideal solution for families with multiple smart devices and mobile lifestyles. The solution can support up to five mobile devices in addition to the home number.