Tango Networks Announces Strategic Partnership With Strata8 Networks for Enterprise Fixed-Mobile Convergence
Tango Networks™ today announced an agreement with Strata8 Networks™, an enterprise-focused mobile operator, to provide the Tango fixed-mobile convergence solution to the enterprise market.
Tango Networks’ Abrazo™ solution enables any mobile phone, regardless of type, to become a true extension on the enterprise voice network. For the enterprise, true integration with the corporate voice system delivers increased employee productivity, accessibility, and customer satisfaction. Tango Abrazo allows a corporation to enhance its mobility policy by giving the organization increased control and management of its mobile assets, while leveraging current investments in PBX systems, desk phones and mobile handsets. The highly customizable Tango Abrazo solution is easily deployed and facilitates regulatory compliance.
The Tango Abrazo solution is focused on converging fixed and mobile phone services, using licensed or unlicensed spectrum, on a foundation of either existing core network standards or an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) infrastructure. Tango Abrazo also facilitates customization of company-specific business applications, with an open platform and readily-available application programming interfaces (APIs). Tango Networks functionality will be available via Strata8 Networks in various cities in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington. The company’s first network rollouts are expected in the first quarter of 2008.
Tango Networks announced its partnership with Strata8 Networks at the VoiceCon San Francisco 2007 conference, where Tango is exhibiting in Booth #723.
“As one of our initial carrier partners, Strata8 Networks is an ideal fit for our Abrazo solution,” stated Doug Bartek, president and chief executive officer of Tango Networks. “Strata8 Networks recognizes the value of enterprise customers, understanding that enterprises are more than a collection of consumers and require business-centric benefits. The Abrazo addresses enterprise needs for management and control, productivity and accessibility.”
“Tango Networks’ Abrazo provides us with an optimized fixed-mobile convergence solution that meets the needs of our enterprise customers,” said Andrew Buffmire, chief executive officer at Strata8 Networks. “At the same time, since the carrier component uses standards-based interfaces and is built on a standard appliance, we will be able to get the service up and running in our network in a very expedient fashion, offering our enterprise customers extremely valuable functionality right out of the gate.”
About Strata8 Networks
Strata8 Networks is a telecommunications carrier, converging fixed and mobile phone services (FMC) using licensed spectrum. The company is currently in the product development stage and will be announcing services in the near future.
About Tango Networks
Tango Networks integrates mobile phones into the corporate enterprise, enabling any mobile phone to become a true PBX extension on the enterprise network. With Tango Abrazo, enterprises benefit from cost savings and control over mobile service while enabling employees to be more responsive to business needs by providing advanced desk phone capabilities on any mobile device. Two phones. One solution. That’s Tango. For more information, dance over to www.tango-networks.com.