Mavenir, the network software provider, announced that T-Mobile has become the first operator in the Czech Republic to enable customers who own select smartwatches, to connect to their existing mobile number.
T-Mobile’s smartwatch connection service has Mavenir’s Smart Device Connect (SDC), integrated as an extension to its IMS capabilities.
Mavenir’s SDC, which includes Certified Rights Server (ES) functionality, offers flexible rights management and manages access rights to mobile devices. It allows customers to exchange messages and make or receive voice calls directly on their smartwatch without being connected to their main device. The capacity was commissioned in June 2021.
According to a press release, Mavenir’s SDC orchestrates the authentication, provisioning, and linking of the smartwatch to the customer’s mobile number, allowing it to operate independently of the primary device. Mavenir supports several brands of smart devices, making this a single product for provisioning ‘one number’ services.
T-Mobile’s smartwatch connection service supports voice communication using VoLTE or VoWi-Fi. In the Czech Republic, T-Mobile’s IMS, VoLTE, and VoWi-Fi are all based on Cloud-Native IMS solutions from Mavenir.
“SDC is the perfect complement for wearables,” said Brandon Larson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mavenir’s Multimedia Business Unit. “We are delighted at how quickly Mavenir was able to deploy an IMS capability that adds such tangible value for T-Mobile and its smartphone/smartwatch customers in the Czech Republic.”