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Press Release -- April 20th, 2015

Australia’s M2 Group Leverages GENBAND’s fring Over The Top (OTT) Solution to Launch Dodo Phone Anywhere

New app enables easy connection and rich communication services both domestically and abroad

Frisco, TX, and Sydney, Australia, April 20 2015GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Dodo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing, cost-conscious challenger brands owned by the M2 Group, has selected GENBAND’s fring to empower its customers with cheap, easy communications both locally and internationally. fring is a white-label, cloud-based telecom OTT solution that enables service providers to deliver a high quality set of services to their customers anywhere around the globe.

“The GENBAND fring OTT solution greatly enhances our mission to deliver easy-to-use and easy-to-understand mobile voice and data products,” said Boris Rozenvasser, Consumer Director of M2. “Now our customers can easily stay in touch with friends and family via voice, video and messaging without paying exorbitant fees, either at home or abroad.”

The Dodo Phone Anywhere app, downloadable from both the iOS App Store and Google Play, delivers free app-to-app calls, messaging, video calling, video and voice conferencing and file sharing with other users in the community (data charges may apply). Users can make calls anywhere in the world from a mobile phone, tablet, PC client or Mac using WiFi or cellular data services at very competitive rates. For additional ease of use, any charges incurred are billed directly to the user’s existing post-paid Dodo account, whether for communications or energy services.

“We’re delighted that Dodo chose us to help provide their users with the custom packages that best meet their needs,” said David O’Connor, GENBAND’s Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific. “By leveraging our unique cloud capabilities, operators can easily provide their end-users the OTT services they’ve come to expect while delivering a superior user experience.”

Key takeaways:

  • Dodo provides extremely competitively priced telecommunications services across Australia.
  • The Dodo Phone Anywhere app, powered by fring, enables free app-to-app calls, messaging, video calling, video and voice conferencing and file sharing with other users in the Dodo App community.
  • GENBAND fring is a cloud-based OTT solution that enables operators to deliver a superior user experience to their customers and makes them more competitive.

About Dodo

Dodo is a service provider focusing on essential services including telecommunications, power, gas and insurance. Core to Dodo’s success has been the ongoing provision of extremely competitively priced products including: broadband, mobile, home phones, wireless broadband, electricity and most recently car and home building and contents insurance, combined with a strong focus on customer service. Founded in 2001 and now part of listed company M2 Group Ltd (ASX: MTU), Dodo has grown to be recognised as one of Australia’s fastest-growing brands. Dodo offers products to suit all budgets – from infrequent low-usage users, to high-consumption individuals and businesses.

Dodo Services, Dodo Power & Gas and Dodo Insurance are all part of the M2 Group.

About GENBAND fring

GENBAND fring enables peer-to-peer voice and video calls, chat and conferencing as well as telephony services such as outgoing and incoming calls and SMS. The fring solution leverages the mobile phone’s internet connection to create these communication experiences. GENBAND’s fring service is available on all major smartphones & tablets (including iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, Android and Nokia), on any mobile service provider, and any mobile Internet connection (3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE).

GENBAND is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit

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Company Contacts:
Dennis Watson
+1 (972) 521 5921

Catherine Berthier
GENBAND International PR
+1 (646) 741 1974

Debra Mansfield
M2 Group Ltd
+61 03 9674 6569

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