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Industry Leaders Collaborate on GSM-over-Wi-Fi

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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.



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Sep 2, 2004, 7:53 PM

Bye bye Verizon

HAHA... hmm where is Verizon... you guys are screwed... no good phones... all you got is your precious network... but the table will turn... HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
quote from the UMA tech webpage

"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."

This is simply an alternative way to conect to a...
The network is precious and the phone issues are being addressed. You sound pretty confident about a technology which is not yet created or deployed.
The CDG (CDMA Development Group) has been working on this for some time and carriers have announced...
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