|Motorola and Cisco Open Invisix(TM) Centre of Excellence|
Posted: 09-May-2001 [Source: PR Newswire]
[Invisic opens its third CoE this time in China offering network operators, service providers and developers opportunity to test their products on next-generation wireless data platforms.]
Beijing -- "Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) today announced the opening of a new Invisix(TM) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Beijing, China. Invisix is jointly owned by Cisco and Motorola. It is the network integrator for wireless, Internet- Protocol (IP)-based solutions and services that go beyond the mobile network layer to link people and communications everywhere.
"The Beijing CoE will serve as the major location for customer development activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Other CoEs are strategically located in Stockley Park in the United Kingdom to serve the European, Middle East, and African (EMEA) markets; and in San Jose, California, to serve the Americas. At the CoEs third party network operators, service providers and voice/data solution developers can test their products on next-generation wireless data platforms. Invisix has used the resources at the Stockley Park CoE to successfully complete a number of critical integration projects that enabled the commercial launch of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) networks for BT Cellnet, Telsim, and T-Mobil.
"The continuing growth we see in China, coupled with increasing demand for wireless services, makes Beijing an ideal place to establish an Invisix CoE that can effectively and efficiently serve not only China, but also the entire region," said Yuval Bloch, president and general manager of Invisix. "Invisix is very optimistic about the long-term prospects for cellular carriers in China and all of Asia, and will continue to support these key markets."
"The Beijing CoE will focus on both Global System for Mobile (GSM) Communication and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital standards for voice and data communications. The Centre also will drive the integration of innovative applications for GPRS and CDMA2000 1x high-speed data networks. Future application development and solution integration will include third generation (3G) technologies such as Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Wideband CDMA (WCDMA); and CDMA2000 1xEV-DV.
"Internet Protocol (IP) networking technologies and applications such as m-commerce, m-office, m-entertainment, m-multimedia that were tested and integrated at the Beijing CoE were demonstrated on opening day of the Beijing CoE. Participants experienced high-speed Internet access, wireless gaming and multi-media delivery via Motorola Timeport GPRS phones and the large screen Accompli 008 phones.
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