|Cisco and NTT DoCoMo cooperate on dual-mode IP telephony solution|
Posted: 05-Mar-2007 [Source: Cisco]
[Cisco to provide a dual-mode IP telephony solution utilizing NTT DoCoMo's N902iL FOMA/W-LAN mobile phone.]
Cisco announced that it will provide a dual-mode IP telephony solution that utilizes the N902iL FOMA / wireless LAN dual-mode mobile phone from NTT DoCoMo, coupled with Cisco Unified CallManager and the Cisco Unified Wireless Network. This solution is the world's first to extend the rich office IP communications capabilities enabled by the Cisco Unified Communications system to a dual-mode mobile handset using the standards based, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interface.
By offering seamless connectivity between NTT DoCoMo's FOMA3G network and a Cisco Unified Wireless Network deployed in a business environment, this solution helps enable business users to enjoy single-number access, a single office voice mailbox, Mobile Voice Access and other mobile application capabilities. This represents a clear productivity benefit for employees and a compelling opportunity to converge and streamline business communications.
"NTT DoCoMo welcomes the support of Cisco Unified CallManager and Cisco's Unified Wireless Network, which are used by many people in the wireless LAN market. This integration was something our customers had requested since the release of our previous model, N900iL," said Hiroshi Sawada, Managing Director of NTT DoCoMo's Solution Business Department. "Our plans are to provide a stable communication environment for the N902iL and with our continued work with Cisco and the cooperation of various companies we will be able to expand the dual-mode IP telephony service."
When connected to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network in the office environment, employees will be able to place, receive, hold and forward calls just as they would from a desktop IP phone. Additionally, employees will be able to access office voicemail and interact with other office IP telephony features from their mobile phones. The mobile handset and Cisco Unified Wireless Network both support 54 Mbps Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11g along with IEEE 802.11e to ensure network performance and quality of service for voice traffic on the wireless LAN. Outside the office, the N902iL will operate on the NTT DoCoMo FOMA network and will receive incoming office calls using Cisco's mobile solutions for unified communications.
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