|Wireless Internet Forum Shoots for Single Standard|
Posted: 10-Jul-2001 [Source: Wireless NewsFactor]
[The Mobile Wireless Internet Forum continues its work in attempting to create a single IP network supporting all access technologies.]
by Jay Wrolstad -- "A global consortium of wireless carriers and network infrastructure providers has tackled the formidable task of bridging the gap between mobile and Internet technologies for 3G (third generation) wireless service -- and is making progress toward creation of a standard for radio access networks, according to a report issued today.
"The technical analysis presented by the nonprofit Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF) represents the culmination of a 9-month-long feasibility study of Internet Protocol as a transport network option in two current and evolving 3G mobile systems: RAN (radio access network) and UTRAN (universal terrestrial radio access network).
"In bringing telecommunications infrastructure providers together and attempting to converge the 3G WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access), cdma2000 and Internet communities into a single network, the Forum said it is attempting to create a single IP core network that will support all access technologies, including wireless, fixed wireless and wired -- which currently operate on separate Internet interfaces.
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