Sunday, March 13, 2005

Nortel Unveils CDMA WLAN Converged Mobility solution

Nortel unveiled a CDMA WLAN Converged Mobility solution designed to deliver a consistent communications experience between CDMA mobile network and WiFi. End users would be able to roam seamlessly between these networks using feature-rich SIP-based services beyond voice, including video calling, video conferencing, short messaging service, instant messaging, e-mail, Web access and other multimedia services -- all from one device and one phone number. It will also manage subscriber billing information across networks so that end users can receive one, consolidated bill.

Nortel said a WLAN CDMA Converged Mobility solution could help decrease operator costs by allowing them to use WLAN access points as an option to deploying CDMA base stations and carriers. Operators could leverage existing Nortel platforms, including its Call Server 2000 and MCS 5200 softswitches.

Nortel will be conducting live market trials globally with leading operators across the globe later this year.