Private Mobile Networks (PMN) provide the ability to access voice services using mobile handsets over a private GSM network. With PMN, the mobile phone can be the handset of choice for financial and practical reasons by replicating a cellular network in software and inter-operating with IP/SIP devices and applications.
PMN can be deployed into areas where network integration and infrastructure costs would otherwise be prohibitive or into areas of high mobile usage with poor or no GSM network coverage, such as warehouses or in-building areas with signal disruption. The solution is ideal at temporary locations, such as in the construction and outdoor events industries. In areas where voice privacy is an issue, PMN can be implemented as localised islands of communication with the inherent security of GSM.