For telecommunications operators, the DualPhone can bring balance to fixed vs. mobile competition by reducing fixed-to-mobile substitution and provide new revenue opportunities through converged-service offerings based on IMS network architectures. The DualPhone is currently undergoing interoperability tests with several leading European telecom operators.
“The Pirelli Discus DualPhone DP-L10 builds on our innovative broadband access technologies and strong experience as a solutions partner in WiFi VoIP services,” said Corrado Rocca, senior vice president, Broadband Access Products, for Pirelli Broadband Solutions. “While built on industry-standard protocols that guarantee interoperability, the Pirelli DualPhone is distinguished by enhanced software that enables carrier-class services, delivering features such as seamless roaming, zero-touch registration and remote manageability. For the consumer, this means no noticeable difference in user experience when transitioning between GSM and WiFi VoIP networks.”
Rocca added, “Pirelli’s DualPhone provides an incredible market opportunity for telecom operators. For the past several years, fixed-line operators have been losing revenue and subscribers to mobile operators. The DualPhone enables operators to recapture their market share and truly add value to the traditional telephony offering.”
Pirelli Broadband Solutions offers a service-oriented home and business networking solution. Complementary products to the DualPhone include a WLAN extender, a self-configuring WiFi repeater that supports indoor coverage and WLAN roaming, access gateways, devices designed to support QoS and configuration needs of dual-mode telephony, and a TR-069 remote management platform, which enables service provisioning, diagnostics and software upgrades for all installed customer premises equipment including the DualPhone.
Pirelli Broadband Solutions specialises in broadband access technology and photonics. The Access division provides a range of broadband CPE, including access gateways, set-top boxes, multiple handsets, and a remote management system. The Photonics division leverages nanotechnology and its use of tunable and pluggable solutions to deliver multi-wavelength components, modules and subsystems, including tunable lasers, GPON triplexers, an integrable tunable laser assembly, radio over fiber and a CWDM metro access system.