Spanish mobile operator Xfera Moviles, which offers services using the Yoigo brand, has launched an international VoIP trial. The company, which is the country's fourth largest mobile operator, said the trial will let mobile subscribers make VoIP calls to fixed-line numbers in 20 countries.
If the trial is successful, Xfera said it will offer the VoIP service to its prepaid and postpaid customers without any monthly fee. Instead, calls will be priced between €0.04 and €0.075 per minute depending on the country being called, together with a €0.15 call set-up fee.
Xfera Moviles said the trial will last for three months starting from 1st March, with VoIP calls being possible to the UK, Sweden, Venezuela, Germany, China, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Morocco, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Colombia and Paraguay.
Separately, Yoigo has signed a new contract with Ericsson to expand its existing HSPA network following an upsurge in subscribers last year. The company has also agreed to extend the managed services deal it has with the Swedish supplier until the end of 2014.
Johan Andsjö, CEO of Yoigo, said to IEWY: "Our customer base has grown in a short amount of time; increasing 51 per cent in 2010. By extending the existing managed services agreement with Ericsson, we guarantee that our customers maintain the high level of satisfaction that we have achieved."
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