SaskTel and Kodiak Networks Launch 4G Push-to-Talk Service
Published on: 28th Oct 2013
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Canada's SaskTel has launched a Push to Talk service over its 4G network, based on a platform supplied by Kodiak Networks.
The company said that the new service would provide an alternative to the current 10-4 service that operates on the CDMA network.
The new 4G PTT service will run over SaskTel's 4G network that covers more than 98 percent of Saskatchewan's population and connects to the national 4G network.
"Working closely with Kodiak, we have developed an excellent service for our 4G customers," said Jason Durant, SaskTel's acting Chief Marketing Officer, "We expect the transition to be smooth. We will waive any early device upgrade fees for current 10-4 subscribers who are ready to upgrade to the new 4G Push-to-Talk devices so they can continue to enjoy the benefits of push-to-talk."
With PTT running over the 4G network, call set-up times and response times will be sub-second Users can talk one-on-one or in a group of up to 100 push to talk subscribers. The new 4G PTT service will include the Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE smartphone at time of launch and Sonim rugged devices at a later date.
Additionally, the 4G Push-to-Talk system will offer Talker Identification, Instant Personal Alert, and Real-time Presence which gives the user the ability to indicate if they are "available," for a call or in "do not disturb" mode.