Sunday, September 10, 2006

Lucent to Resell Westell's IMS Residential Gateway for FMC

Lucent Technologies will resell Westell's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) gateway as part of its IMS-based solution. Lucent has integrated Westell's converged residential gateways into its IMS service delivery architecture to help enable voice services across cellular and WiFi networks.

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) is the first of several IMS-based applications that the two companies are developing to help accelerate the introduction of new blended services for wireline and wireless carriers. The joint FMC application includes Westell's TriLink IMS gateway and the Lucent Feature Server.

Westell said its TriLink IMS gateway , which combines an ADSL2+ modem and router, enables seamless roaming between fixed voice over IP and wireless networks using a dual mode mobile/WiFi phone. The gateway can interface with GSM, UMTS, CDMA and EV-DO wireless network technologies. To assure that voice communication and data traffic can be simultaneously supported with consistent, uninterrupted quality, the Westell gateway supports multiple service set identifiers (SSIDs) and provides standards-based (IEEE 802.11e) Quality of Service and advanced power management capabilities, which maximize dual mode phone battery life.

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