Groundbreaking SIM-only technology delivers new business opportunities to UC resellers and service providers.
Apalo today announced ApaloSIM, the first SIM-only solution for enabling resellers to offer business customers simple out-of-the-box mobile integration with their existing UC solutions, with no app required. Fully compatible with any IP PBX/SIP compliant platform, ApaloSIM allows the communication features currently available on the incumbent system to be accessed natively on mobile handsets.
“Our groundbreaking technology is for businesses looking to maximise the return on the investment made on their existing systems while also leveraging the productivity and agility benefits that only a mobile-first empowered workforce can offer,” said Philippe Matos, CEO, Apalo. “ApaloSIM provides the ideal solution by enabling any mobile handset to be treated like any other SIP device. This is the key to the Channel making mobile first UC much more widely accessible to business users.”
He added: “UC resellers and service providers can now more easily tap into business opportunities that until now have often been hard to reach. Fully white labelled, ApaloSIM is ideal for existing UC system resellers as well as those looking for an opportunity to make customers using other services and on-premises solutions more sticky.”
ApaloSIM will also be attractive to wholesalers and distributors of VoIP hardware by offering it alongside traditional SIP devices. At the same time, ApaloSIM lowers the bar to entry of traditional MVNO and MVNE service providers, opening the door to developers of other voice platforms, specialist MVNOs or ‘AltNet’ providers currently offering fixed voice services and looking to add mobile.
ApaloSIM improves users’ productivity and reachability regardless of their Geographic location. It enables users to receive inbound calls on their DDI and ring groups that they are members of; they can dial internal extensions, voicemail, transfer calls etc., just as if they were at their desks and without the need for any OTT applications. The CLI presented for outbound calls is controlled by customers’ SIP compliant platforms allowing, for example, the display of a company’s main number to maintain brand identity.
Inbound calls to the mobile number are delivered directly to the platform over a standard SIP trunk, allowing full control of the inbound leg for onward routing to the SIM or any other destination – taking advantage of any additional functionality the system offers.
Easy to set up and including standard mobile functionality, ApaloSIM also supports Mobile Number Porting for quick and easy transfer of existing mobile numbers. Partner pricing is simple and straightforward with all SIMs priced on the data bundle. Pricing is per-SIM, on a 30-day rolling contract with no minimum term.
Apalo, a trading name of UK-based EG Technologies Limited, provides turnkey mobile first communications platforms for unified communications solutions. These allow the ICT Channel to easily sell to enterprises of all sizes including SOHO, SMEs, large accounts, hotels, leisure, retail and hospitals. Solutions can be adapted and optimised for different requirements and applications including cloud telephony, SIP trunking, (i.e. connected cloud telephony users and PBX users merged into one) fixed‐mobile convergence (FMC), Cloud Contact Centre and collaboration audio and video.