Telefonica Chooses fonYou for Cloud Telephony

fonYou has confirmed the first introduction of its Online Mobile Telephony platform by a Tier One global telecoms operator. Telefonica, one of the five largest telecom operators worldwide, has announced the launch of a virtual mobile number service using fonYou's carrier-grade OMT-9000 platform.

Called "Second Line", the Telefonica service will offer customers a second mobile phone number on their existing phone and SIM card. It will give them access to a new range of cloud-based "over-the-top" services such as visual voicemail, real-time call register and advanced filtering and blocking functions for incoming calls.

The introduction of the Second Line service by a major telco is further evidence of the increasing interest and importance of cloud-based telephony services. It follows quickly on the launch last month of the "MyTools" service by challenger South African operator Cell-C. MyTools is also based on the OMT-9000 platform from fonYou.

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