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What is the Deal with WiFi Calling?

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There is quite a lot of stirring recently around WiFi Calling. It’s hard to believe that the first version of WiFi was almost 20 years ago.  Did you know that Wi-Fi is actually not an acronym for anything, though people seem to think it means “Wireless Fidelity” which would be a play on the highly used term “Hi-Fi” or “High Fidelity”.

WiFi calling has been in use for quite some time. You’ve probably used applications like BBM, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook Messenger to contact family and even colleagues. They’ve made it much easier to call over the internet and bypass any wireless networks, or to make a call when the network is just plainly not available. These applications are supporting the trend of using Data to “talk”, instead of using the traditional voice network from carriers. Using WiFi to call does offer its set of challenges – they require the user to open up a separate application to make calls.  It also requires that the recipient of your call has the application installed on their device. And let’s not forget that the WiFi needs to offer a minimum a 1Mbps connection to provide a good quality and for the call not to drop. We’ve all experienced this with Skype and FaceTime at one time or another.

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Board Members Elected at TEMIA, Technology Expense Management Industry Association Meeting

At its meeting in Orlando, Florida TEMIA Members voted for:

  • Erik Eames, CEO of Wireless Analytics, as TEMIA Treasurer.
  • Ralph Rodriguez, Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, Founder and Research Fellow of Blue Hill Research, as TEMIA At-Large Executive Board member.
  • Mitch Black, President of MOBI, as TEMIA At-Large Executive Board member.

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Technology Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA) Honors John Perri Comview CEO

The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA), the authoritative voice for Technology and Telecom Expense Management and Solutions Providers in related areas, announced today that Comview CEO, John Perri, was voted into the TEMIA Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed during TEMIA’s annual conference in Orlando this week.

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Defining MDM, EMM, MMS and other Terms Related to WEM

Wireless Expense Management or WEM seeks to proactively reduce expenses, establish new operational efficiencies, increase visibility and provide better control for mobile voice and data services. WEM has been eclipsed and replaced by new offerings that address additional needs for organizations. This post will define Mobile Device Management or MDM; Managed Mobility Services or MMS; Enterprise Mobility Management or EMM; and other terms related to WEM including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD); Choose Your Own Device or CYOD; Corporate Liable Employee Owned or CLEO; Corporate Owned Personally Enabled or COPE; and Mobile Application Management or MAM.

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TEMIA Meeting at MobileCON Succeeds with Dynamic Agenda, Guest Speakers and Panels

The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, TEMIA  the authoritative voice for the Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Managed Mobility Services, MMS and Solutions Providers in related areas hosted a meeting for its members in San Jose, California. In total, 29 people attended the meeting from 23 different companies. TEMIA also hosted Ojas Rege Senior Vice President of Strategy for MobileIron, Jay Kovalcik NBS Program Manager for Specialized Care and Anna Kirby from AT&T. The gathering provided an opportunity for members to develop new partnerships, discuss ways to overcome industry challenges, exchange different views and learn about industry developments.

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