Nokia experiments with WiFi internet mobile calls

Posted on Monday, Jul 31 2006 @ 22:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nokia is testing a technology that allows seamless roaming between phone networks and local wireless networks.
Fifty families in Oulu near the polar circle in northern Finland will test the technology over the next two months, Nokia said on Thursday.

Mobile subscribers with handsets enabled for so-called unlicensed mobile access, or UMA, can make calls over the Internet when they are in range of an unlicensed wireless network such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. When they move out of range, the connection will automatically revert to a GSM, GPRS or UMTS mobile phone network.
More info at CNET.


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