Ecrio and Pantech Join Forces to Launch IMS Smartphone on 4G/LTE Networks
Pantech Breakout™ Combines Tremendous 4G LTE Speed and the Latest IMS Features
SEOUL, KOREA and CUPERTINO, CA, USA, November 1st, 2011 — Ecrio, the leading provider of All IP Communications Client Software for Next Generation 4G and IMS Networks and Pantech, one of the top three Korean mobile handset makers announced today the release of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (“IMS”) compliant Pantech 4G/LTE Smartphone in North America. The Pantech Breakout Smartphone comes packaged in a slim and attractive design and shines with super-fast downloads.
Ecrio’s Mobile Communications Client Suite has been a key component of Mobile Operator LTE strategy and the Pantech Breakout integrates this operator-certified solution to power the key functionality of IMS-based signaling and messaging over LTE.
“With a successful track record of delivering SIP/IMS solutions, Ecrio has become an important partner for Pantech”, said Seong-jae Lim, Executive Director of Global Marketing at Pantech. “Integrating innovative new technologies such as IMS with our highly-affordable Android-based Smartphones is key to our plans of solidifying our global competitiveness in the next generation communication devices”.
“This is indeed a happy milestone in our partnership with Pantech”, said Michel Gannage, Ecrio founder and CEO. “Ecrio is delighted to be working with Pantech to integrate our Operator-certified IMS functionality for the successful deployment of end-to-end 4G/LTE services.”
Pantech Co., Ltd., is one of Korea’s top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs, and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 3,500 employees and 6 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please visit www.pantech.com.
Ecrio is the leading supplier of LTE/4G all IP communications client solutions for the mobile industry. Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards compliant (3GPP, GSMA) Communications Client Solutions including Messaging Solutions (SMS over LTE), Rich Communications Solutions (RCS, RCS-e), Voice Solutions (VoLTE - Voice over LTE) and Video Solutions (Video Sharing and Calling). The Company's mobile communications client solutions are all built on a robust, scalable, carrier grade, SIP/IMS Client Framework that has been deployed on more than 50 million handsets. Ecrio's customers include industry leaders such as NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom and Verizon Wireless. For more information, www.ecrio.com