Volný to launch mobile VoIP by the summer

30 May 2006

Czech alternative operator Volný has revealed plans to launch voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) for mobile users by the end of the summer. Volný is introducing the new service in cooperation with Nokia and is currently testing the Finnish vendor’s E60 and E61 dual-function phones, which allow users to make calls over a GSM network as well as connect to the internet via Wi-Fi hotspots to make VoIP calls. The telco launched a fixed line VoIP service under the brand name TelefoNet in 2005.

Volný, like other Czech alternative operators GTS Novera and Radiokomunikace, had intended to become a mobile virtual operator (MVNO), but having failed to strike a deal with a mobile network operator, it now sees mobile VoIP as its way in to the market.

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