Kineto Wireless, the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, announced that it has reached agreement with Qualcomm on a collaboration that will UMA-enable certain Qualcomm 3G UMTS chipsets. The resulting UMA-enabled chipset platforms together with the industry leading Kineto UMA/GAN client software is expected to be available to phone manufacturers in the first half of 2008.
Kineto’s UMA client software, fully compliant with the latest 3GPP GAN specifications (version 6.10), enables 3G handsets 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.
“Kineto is very excited to be working with Qualcomm, the leading provider of UMTS chipsets, to deliver UMA technology for multi-mode 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi enabled handsets,” said Mark Powell, vice president and general manager of client solutions at Kineto. “We are seeing strong demand for 3G handsets with UMA/Wi-Fi technology from both operators and handset vendors. This collaboration will help satisfy the demand and allow handset vendors to build 3G UMA phones on the excellent Qualcomm UMTS platform.”
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.