BrT unveils Wi-Fi fixed-mobile service

26 Jun 2008

Brazilian fixed line operator Brasil Telecom (BrT) has launched a converged fixed-mobile solution, Telefone Unico, allowing users to make calls at fixed line rates when calls are routed through a Wi-Fi hotspot. In an interview with BNamericas, the telco’s director of marketing Dalton Hayakawa said ‘We were the first operator to launch a converged product with Bluetooth technology, so we saw a natural evolution to migrate to Wi-Fi SIP as this technology can increase penetration. Users are no longer limited to Bluetooth access points.’ Subscribers can include up to three mobile devices on their Telefone Unico account and benefit from no additional charges for national or international roaming when the handsets are connected to a Wi-Fi network. The new service will be free of charge until December 2009.

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