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Push To Talk Standardized

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Jun 21, 2006, 12:54 PM   by (staff)

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced it has approved the first specification for Push To Talk over cellular (PoC). The specification will free carriers from having to choose a single PoC provider and requiring all their handset manufacturers to license that providers software. This should reduce the cost and difficulty of launching PoC on a network, and also will allow carriers to provide PoC interoperability. Some analysts expect major carriers other than Sprint Nextel to move their PoC networks to an OMA compliant system in the near future. However it is unlikely if they do that they will workout cross-carrier calling any time soon because of billing issues. Typically new messaging and communication features are not successful until cross-network interoperability is available. Sprint Nextel is expected to remain separate and continue to use iDen and Qualcomm's QChat.

more info at Infoworld »



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Push to Talk is the Future!!! marufio Jun 21, 2006, 6:09 PM
Standardized amosjones Jun 22, 2006, 8:45 AM
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