On September 12, 2013 Genband announced that they have acquired fring’s Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile IP communications service, which works across all major smartphone platforms. The acquisition of the fring consumer multimedia IP communications solutions expands GENBAND’s cloud portfolio for the consumer market. Through an easy-to-use, white-label service that includes capabilities for mobile group video chat, 2-way video chat, voice-only calls and text chat, GENBAND’s integration of the fring solutions empowers service providers and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to compete with OTT solutions.
fring is a mobile communication service that gives users rich, fun communication from their mobile phones. fring users make free Group Video chat, video chat, voice calls and live chat. Users can also make calls to any landline or mobile phone worldwide from 1c/minute using fringOut. fring leverages the mobile phone’s internet connection to create these communication experiences. fring is available on all major Smartphones & tablets (including iPhone/ iPod touch/iPad, Android and Nokia), on any mobile operator, and any mobile internet connection (3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE).
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the Core to the Edge to the Experience for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers.
You can find more information about Genband’s acquisition of Fring on their blog.