Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Taiwan's Chunghwa Mobile Selects Azaire for Fixed-Mobile Convergence

Taiwan's Chunghwa Mobile Business Group will deploy Azaire Networks' IP Converged Network Platform (IP-CNP) to provide its subscribers seamless services across 2.5G, 3G and WLAN networks. Chunghwa Mobile subscribers will be able to use a notebook PC with a 3G data card, a PDA or a dual-mode handset to access unified services across different wireless networks. Subscriber will be able to roam between macrocellular 3G networks and WLAN zones, always receiving the best connected service that has an identical look and feel.

Azaire Networks, a start-up based in Santa Clara, offers a 3GPP- and IETF-compliant platform that supports both legacy voice and data services, as well as future IMS services.

"Taiwan's Dual Network Initiative is a government-sponsored program to integrate 3G and WiFi networks throughout the island," said Bill Howe, Azaire's CEO.

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