Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cisco Teams with NTT DoCoMo Dual-Mode IP Telephony Solution

Cisco will provide a dual-mode IP telephony solution matched to NTT DoCoMo's N902iL FOMA / wireless LAN dual-mode mobile phone and 3G network.

The SIP-based solution will leverage the Cisco Unified CallManager and the Cisco Unified Wireless Network to extend rich office IP communications capabilities to NTT DoCoMo dual-mode mobile handset.

When connected to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network in the office environment, employees will be able to place, receive, hold and forward calls just as they would from a desktop IP phone. Additionally, employees will be able to access office voicemail and interact with other office IP telephony features from their mobile phones. The mobile handset and Cisco Unified Wireless Network both support 54 Mbps Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11g along with IEEE 802.11e to ensure network performance and quality of service for voice traffic on the wireless LAN. Outside the office, the N902iL will operate on the NTT DoCoMo FOMA network and will receive incoming office calls using Cisco's mobile solutions for unified communications.

"NTT DoCoMo welcomes the support of Cisco Unified CallManager and Cisco's Unified Wireless Network, which are used by many people in the wireless LAN market. This integration was something our customers had requested since the release of our previous model, N900iL," said Hiroshi Sawada, Managing Director of NTT DoCoMo's Solution Business Department.

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