Kineto, NXP to Enable UMA on 3G Handsets

Kineto Wireless, the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, announced that it is working together with NXP to create a UMA-enabled 3G solution based on NXP’s Nexperia cellular system solution for UMTS. Kineto’s UMA client software is fully compliant with the latest 3GPP GAN specifications (version 6.10). 3G handsets with embedded UMA technology allow customers to seamlessly roam and handover between the cellular 3G UMTS network, the 2.5G GSM/EDGE network, and home or enterprise Wi-Fi access networks.

“UMA as a technology addresses the needs of consumers and fits the strategy of many mobile operators. With several commercial rollouts of UMA-based dual-mode handset services worldwide, operators and handset manufacturers are now focused on delivering UMA phones with 3G capability,” said Ton Van Kampen, vice president of business development for NXP. “NXP is continuing its successful relationship with Kineto to meet this demand by UMA-enabling our leading Nexperia cellular system solutions for 3G.”

“So far Kineto’s collaboration with NXP has produced a number of UMA chipset platforms now in commercial deployment in some of the best dual-mode UMA handsets,” said Mark Powell, vice president and general manager of client solutions at Kineto. “This new collaboration will build on our 2G success and in the near future enable some of the best 3G/UMA capable devices available to UMA operators worldwide.”

About UMA Technology
UMA technology is the 3GPP global standard for fixed-mobile convergence. UMA enables secure, scalable access to mobile voice, data and IMS services over broadband IP access networks. By deploying UMA technology, mobile operators can deliver a number of compelling fixed-mobile convergence services. The most well-known applications of UMA include dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi handsets and 3G femtocells access points. Leading operators around the world have embraced UMA technology as the foundation for their fixed-mobile convergence strategy, including France Telecom/Orange, T-Mobile US, TeliaSonera, British Telecom and Cincinnati Bell.

About Kineto Wireless
Kineto Wireless is the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, the 3GPP standard for fixed-mobile convergence. As the leading provider of UMA technology, Kineto supplies core network solutions through OEM partnerships with leading network infrastructure providers, and also provides UMA-compliant software, development tools and support services to mobile platform suppliers, mobile handset developers, and other consumer electronics vendors.