Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, today announced the establishment of a Technology Center. The New Jersey center complements Truphone’s United States headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.
The technology center is led by Ed Guy, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering, and Chris Celiberti, Vice President of Business Engineering. They and their staff of computer and communications engineers are responsible for developing innovative mobile services for the global business market. Both report to Truphone founder and Chief Technology Officer James Tagg.
Located in the Enterprise Development Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, the Truphone technology center initially consists of a staff of 12, many of whom are NJIT graduates.
Guy, who has worked with Truphone since the company’s earliest days, designed and led the implementation of its network as it evolved from a mobile VoIP provider into a full-fledged global mobile operator capable of connecting voice, data and text messaging to more than 200 countries.
Guy developed the original architecture for many of today’s VoIP systems and is author of patents and essential documents that specify how the Internet works. “Our mission is to develop Truphone’s patent portfolio and turn these into new and innovative services that people need, can’t live without, and can’t obtain elsewhere,” he said.
Tagg said: “We are seeing incredible demand for Truphone’s solutions from U.S.-based multi-nationals, and we are expanding our U.S. operations and engineering staff to meet that demand and add to our innovation portfolio. International business travelers want to stay connected on the road. Truphone allows them to do just that, with the same mobile phone experience they enjoy at home but without fear of bill shock when they roam internationally.”
Mobile users who switch to Truphone no longer need to carry multiple phones, change SIM cards or stop using their phones when traveling. Truphone offers a complete solution for use at home and abroad.
Founded by Tagg, Truphone began on a farm in Kent, U.K., in 2006 with a handful of people and a big idea to break down the barriers to effective global mobile communications. Now, with global headquarters in London, and additional operations in Australia, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Portugal and the U.S., the company has grown to employ approximately 350 people worldwide.
Truphone initially gained attention in 2006 with the introduction of the world’s first mobile VoIP application. In 2007, it made history by demonstrating the first VoIP application on the Apple iPhone before launching a string of industry firsts starting in 2008 with applications for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and the Google Android line of smartphones. Truphone has since expanded its offerings to include GSM-based voice, text and data mobile services, which will soon be available in the United States.
Truphone is a global mobile operator, helping people and businesses around the world stay connected, wherever they may be.
About NJIT’s EDC
Since 1988, the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) operated by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been instrumental in the development and the commercialization of High Tech and Life Science companies. Residence at the EDC is open to venture and expansion companies that have, or will have, proprietary technology as a significant source of revenue.