Tuesday, November 27, 2007

XO and Sotto Wireless Launch FMC Trial in Seattle

XO Communications and Sotto Wireless will begin trials of a fixed mobile convergence (FMC) solution in Seattle. The XO-Sotto FMC solution, to be called the Unwired Office, combines XO Communications' nationwide IP networking capabilities with Sotto Wireless' all-in-one wireless and office phone communications service to offer a single device FMC solution for businesses.

The companies said that unlike other FMC solutions that simply allow calls to ring on multiple fixed and mobile devices, the Unwired Office solution integrates customers' fixed and wireless communications services into a single platform with one smartphone that can be used in the office or on the go for voice, email and Internet access as well optional IP desk phones.

The service uses dual-mode smartphones from Nokia, such as the Nokia E61i, that feature both office Wi-Fi and cellular network connectivity options, full keyboards, and productivity applications.