Industry Leaders Collaborate on GSM-over-Wi-Fi
Sep 2, 2004, 1:19 PM by (staff)
Fourteen leading wireless companies today announced Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), a new technology standard that provides access to GSM and GPRS mobile services over unlicensed spectrum technologies, including Bluetooth and 802.11 (Wi-Fi). The specification supports seamless roaming and handoffs between GSM and unlicensed wireless networks. The standard is backed by AT&T Wireless, Cingular, T-Mobile USA, Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Ericsson, Nortel, and Kineto Wireless, among others. Kineto also announced that its MoWLAN network and handset solutions are fully compliant with the new standard.
Bye bye Verizon
"A mobile subscriber with a UMA-enabled, dual-mode handset moves within range of an unlicensed wireless network to which the handset is allowed to connect."
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