South African telecommunication company Neotel has received an award from Frost & Sullivan for their innovative product NeoSmart.
The award, 2013 South Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation went to the technology that “combines landline and mobile connectivity on one dual network smart phone, thereby increasing users’ mobility by enabling them to access their personal landline, WiFi hotspot, broadband data service and voice calls from one device at an affordable fixed-line rates”.
“NeoSmart facilitates innovative ways of doing business without enduring the physical constraints of landline systems,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Naila Govan-Vassen.
“Neotel’s single fiber connection enables FMC technology to increase users’ mobility, provide cost effective solution and offers user friendly features.”
The NeoSmart offering is available through the dual-SIM HTC and HTC Desire mobile devices, which allows users to access their landline through their mobile handset.
The service has proved popular to small business and homes as a way of keeping in touch. The company hopes to expand the service to more bigger enterprise companies in the near future.