Sunday, January 25, 2009

T-Mobile USA Teams with Meru for FMC

T-Mobile USA is teaming up with Meru Networks to offer fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) to enterprise customers using unlicensed mobile access (UMA) technology.

The solution lets users of T-Mobile GSM/GPRS devices roam between outdoor cellular infrastructures and indoor Wi-Fi networks without interruption to the call.
T-Mobile has also joined Meru's WINS (Wireless Interoperability and Network Solutions) Partner Program, and the two companies have completed interoperability testing of UMA-equipped T-Mobile devices with Meru enterprise WLANs. The testing verified seamless "handoffs" between Meru WLANs and the T-Mobile cellular network. The companies have also agreed to conduct joint marketing and sales activities.