Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung Show WiMAX-GSM/EDGE Dual-mode Services

Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung unveiled an optimized device-plus-infrastructure solution for providing seamless voice/data access when switching between GSM/EDGE and WiMAX networks. The companies demonstrated Samsung's dual-mode PDA running over network equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.

The companies said their joint solution will enable operators to blend GSM/EDGE and WiMAX networks. When their subscribers move out of WiMAX range, an existing GSM/EDGE network will immediately pick up the connection without disruption in the subscriber's session or call. This includes international roaming as well as movement from WiMAX-rich urban/suburban settings into rural areas -- with the standardized end-to-end solution supporting seamless connections for both voice and data.

Samsung was already a partner in Alcatel-Lucent's Open CPE Program, established to stimulate the ecosystem to ensure that WiMAX operators and their subscribers have access to the widest possible variety of terminal devices at affordable prices.http://www.alcatel-lucent.comhttp://www.samsung.com

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