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Sunrise to Deliver Spectralink DECT, VoWi-Fi

October 06, 2017

Sunrise Communications is bringing Spectralink Corp.’s DECT and voice over Wi-Fi solutions to enterprises in Switzerland.

"The partnership with Spectralink allows us to offer our customers innovative DECT and Wi-Fi-based mobile solutions that integrate seamlessly into leading unified communication platforms, such as Microsoft Skype for Business and Cisco CUCM & HCS,” said Robert Wigger, chief business officer at Sunrise. “As a result, we can provide a combination of state-of-the-art communication solutions and terminal devices for business applications."

Sunrise is the largest private telecommunications company in Switzerland. The Zurich-based company sells digital TV, internet access, landline, and mobile services. And it has more than 2.99 million customers.

Spectralink is the only certified Microsoft Partner with DECT and voice over Wi-Fi solutions. Its offerings include such special features as barcode scanning, intercom, location indicator, lone worker protection, man down alert, paging, panic button, and scanning.

“Our partnership with Sunrise will extend our reach in the hugely important Swiss market,” said Armin Dominick, strategic account manager in Switzerland for Spectralink. “As the leading communications provider across Switzerland, this partnership will provide incremental opportunity for both parties. As businesses throughout Switzerland adopt integrated Wi-Fi unified communications, partnering with Spectralink in this evolving market represents a huge opportunity, while delivering on the promise Sunrise offers all customers of providing the best communication solutions at the best value for money.”

DECT stands for digital enhanced cordless telecommunications. This technology, which was developed by European companies, has been around a long time. It’s the second most successful ETSI standard after GSM, according to ETSI.

GSMA notes that voice over Wi-Fi is a complementary technology to VoLTE and uses IMS technology to provide a packet voice service that is delivered over IP via a Wi-Fi network. Where possible, VoLTE calls may be seamlessly handed over between LTE and Wi-Fi and vice versa, it says. 

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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