Monday, July 25, 2005

Meru Wins Landmark Enterprise Wireless VoIP Deal in Japan

Osaka Gas, one of Japan's largest national utilities, has selected Meru Networks' WLAN System for a pervasive wireless VoIP network that will serve the organization's 50 offices, including its headquarters.

Using Meru's WLAN System and NTT DoCoMo's dual-mode Cellular/Wi-Fi service and handsets, Osaka Gas will provide converged, wireless data and voice services to employees across the organization. With the combined Meru and NTT DoCoMo solution, Osaka Gas employees can have one-number access, with voice calls running over the corporate wireless LAN indoors, and handing off to NTT DoCoMo's cellular service when roaming outdoors.

Meru said its system was selected because of its patented, Air Traffic Control technology, which brings the benefits of the cellular world to the wireless LAN environment.

  • In March of 2005, Meru announced partnerships with three of the four top VoIP systems manufacturers and solution providers in Japan: Oki Electric, Hitachi High-Technologies and Fujitsu I-Networks.

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