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Nokia Announces VoIP Plans, Hints at Wi-Fi Phones

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Jun 13, 2005, 10:09 AM   by (staff)

Nokia today announced they are working with leaders and first movers to bring enterprise VoIP to Series 60 phones. Nokia has licensed Cisco CallManager and will work with the company to extend it to mobile devices. They have have signed agreements with IBM and OnRelay to create and distribute systems that connect PBX phone systems to mobile phones over 3G or Wi-Fi. As part of the announcement, Nokia admitted they will be launching Series 60 handsets with Wi-Fi in the future. Series 60 Version 3 has support for Wi-Fi built in.

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BetterThanJake

Jun 13, 2005, 8:06 PM

Isn't the Goal?...

Isn't the goal of the VoIP not to supplant wireless, but to complement it?

Supposedly what companies are working towards is a phone that, when you're out and about, uses the usual cellular networks; but when you're at home, will 'roam' onto your local network and use your broadband connection to make ultra-cheap VoIP calls. A sort of 'fixed mobile' hybrid. Advantage: still mobile, but calls at home are incredibly cheap

At least, that's where I keep hearing we're going. Confused
BetterThanJake said:
Isn't the goal of the VoIP not to supplant wireless, but to complement it?

Supposedly what companies are working towards is a phone that, when you're out and about, uses the usual cellular networks; but when
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BetterThanJake said:
Isn't the goal of the VoIP not to supplant wireless, but to complement it?

Supposedly what companies are working towards is a phone that, when you're out and about, uses the usual cellular networks; but when
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Echternacht

Jun 13, 2005, 12:13 PM

Are wireless companies in trouble?

If VoIP catches on, and it will, how much trouble would wireless companies be?
Echternacht said:
If VoIP catches on, and it will, how much trouble would wireless companies be?


Cellular networks should always be in demand, but it's common landline companies that are being hurt by VoIP. The majo...
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Echternacht said:
If VoIP catches on, and it will, how much trouble would wireless companies be?


Mobile carriers are only in trouble when you can start receiving a wifi signal everywhere and wifi billing issues are ...
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muchdrama and viper both nailed it. it's not cellular carriers who are threatened by this.
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