Nortel, Sierra successful in VoIP calling over 3G cellular network

Successful testing of VoIP calling over a 3G cellular network has been reported by Nortel Networks and Sierra Wireless.
A PC placed a call using a Sierra cellular broadband card to Nortel’s EV-DO Revision A wireless technology. Revision A promises to become the first low-latency end-to-end solution, to run entirely IP-based calls over wireless networks. EV-DO Revision A has now been proven commercialy viable for powering next-generation broadband wireless services after these succesful tests.


“The ability for operators to deliver new, revenue-generating services with increased network intelligence enabled by EV-DO Revision A will provide a powerful competitive advantage,” said Doug Wolff, vice president and general manager, CDMA, Nortel. “The successful tests are the latest step in Nortel’s aggressive EV-DO strategy to deliver cost-effective, high-bandwidth capabilities for wireless operations.”
“Joint interoperability testing, particularly with new network
technologies like EV-DO Revision A, enables wireless operators to assess the quality and reliability of new technologies,” said Jim Kirkpatrick, chief technology officer for Sierra Wireless. “We are pleased to collaborate with Nortel to lead the market in enabling advanced EV-DO Revision A wireless solutions for our customers.”

Thanks to this technological milestone, Nortel and Sierra will be able to provide VoIP and other wireless services at much faster speeds then what is available today.

Summary

Successful testing of VoIP calling over a 3G cellular network has been reported by Nortel Networks and Sierra Wireless.


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