The Mobile Phone is the Telephony Device of Choice for Many People Today
The mobile phone is the telephony device of choice for many. Originally targeted at mobile workers, today, mobile phones are widely used for both external and in office communications. Market reports indicate that 40% of calls made on the mobile are made while the user is standing next to a fixed line extension.
One of the key applications for a Private Mobile Network is to provide Fixed Mobile Convergence ensuring mobile phones operate as an extension to the PBX while in the office. In the office environment, there are also applications where using a single mobile phone on a Private Mobile Network is efficient and saves money on support and maintenance compared to using a mixture of mobile, PMR DECT, WiFi and fixed line telephony.
According to research carried out by analysts at Exane BNP Paribas, an investment bank, for WiFi operator The Cloud, mobile networks are likely to run out of data capacity within the next three years – and in some areas, as soon as a year. For many businesses, using a Private Mobile eXchange in the office for intra office calls over the VPN or Intranet is a cost effective way to ensure that your business is not limited by availability of mobile bandwidth. Private Mobile Office solutions can be used to save costs on mobile calls while providing feature rich applications to the mobile users.
There remain areas where mobile signal may not be available, in remote mining areas, offshore on rigs or platforms, below ground where signal is subject to interference. In these areas, a Private Mobile eXchange offers an easy to use and low maintenance solution creating a local mobile network.
For more transitory applications, the Rapid Deployment Unit and vehicle based solutions provide an efficient way to deploy a Private GSM network in minutes ensuring coverage be provided when and where needed.