“Mobile VoIP is emerging as the preferred communication model for long distance calls,” M. Rezaul Hassan, CEO of REVE Systems said in an interview with TMC CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert).
REVE Systems provides operators with the support they need to make the shift to mobile VoIP. Using their applications, it possible to have VoIP technology on any mobile phone that can be branded by operators.
Hassan also said during the interview that the VoIP industry is seeing a growing number of service providers offering a full suite of VoIP services - which is not only driving innovation but resulting in better services and reduced costs for consumers.
When asked about their upcoming participation at ITEXPO West 2010, Hassan said the company will be exhibiting their key mobile VoIP and softswitch solutions - the iTel Mobile Dialer Express the iTel Switch Plus, as well as launching a new application during the show.
The full interview is printed below.
What is the most significant trend in communications today? Why?
In the VoIP industry, we see a growing number of service providers offering a full suite of VoIP services. This is also driving innovation and resulting in better services and costs for consumers. Mobile VoIP is emerging as the preferred communication model for long distance calls.
What is the one product or service the market is most in need of?
Consumers are increasingly looking at integrated communication solutions – so a single device or platform which allows them to communicate real-time using IP based applications, is flexible to adapt to roaming networks and offers them the cost effectiveness of VoIP. Accordingly, we are seeing service providers read consumer requirements and offer one stop solutions. True convergence is possible when all applications move over IP and we are seeing that trend today.
How is your company leveraging the growth of social media to enhance your own business?
Social media is emerging as an effective communication platform with our clients as everyone seems to be present on these platforms. We are present on Facebook (News - Alert), LinkedIn and Twitter and use them to circulate news and product updates to our existing client base.
Which wireless operating system (Android, iOS4, Microsoft (News - Alert), etc.) will see the greatest success over the next three years? Why?
For 2010-11, we see the wireless market to be still fragmented in terms of Operating Systems. In the markets where we have the largest presence, Symbian still has the largest penetration. Android is definitely gaining market share and many small & medium handset OEMs may opt for Android as the operating system.
What impact has the growth of cloud-based-services had on your business?
In past few years, we have seen an increasing demand for hosted services from our clients. We see more demand for hosted services from our SME clients as they prefer the software service provider offering one stop solutions. We currently offer all our products like softswitch, tunneling application and billing products on a hosted basis.
If you had the opportunity to decide the Net neutrality (News - Alert) debate, how would you rule?
The Internet has to be neutral and all access service providers need to accept that as a fundamental principle.
You are exhibiting at ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2010. What is the most exciting thing attendees will see at your booth?
We plan to exhibit our complete range of Mobile VoIP & softswitch solutions. iTel Mobile Dialer Express, a VoIP application for mobile which is being used by more than 1200 service providers across the world and our secured softswitch product ‘iTel Switch Plus’ will be the primary products on display. We also expect the soft launch our a new application at ITEXPO 2010.
What is the one technology development that will have the greatest impact in 2011?
The fact that computing is moving to smaller handhelds resulting in a reduced gap between PCs and smartphones, will be a big influencer on consumer devices and Internet usage.
To find out more about REVE Systems, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2010. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles, ITEXPO is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit COMPANY in booth #313. Don’t wait. Register now.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi