FT, Moto Demo 'Seamless Mobility'

FT and Motorola publicly demonstrate an innovative Network Controlled Seamless Mobility

October 3, 2006

2 Min Read

PARIS -- France Telecom and Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today publicly demonstrate an innovative Network Controlled Seamless Mobility, one of the results of the companies' seamless mobility strategic partnership signed in January 2005. This collaboration aims at developing and deploying new and innovative integrated services using a wide range of devices, applications, and wireless access networks and technologies for the enterprise and consumer space. The France Telecom and Motorola labs research teams have collaborated on several projects including the one being showcased today: Network Controlled Seamless Mobility. It permits simultaneously to the operator to have a solution that enhances its services quality, optimizes the use of network capacity and achieves a greater end-user experience.

The result of the development shows that seamless mobility can be experienced with a wide range of applications while the handover is controlled by the operator network with IP protocols. In this solution, the handover decision is managed with centralized information regarding radio link conditions, access networks load, application quality of service (QoS) needs, user preferences, and operator policies.

The demonstration showcases video streaming from a remote application server to the A910 Motorola handset where a seamless handover between EDGE and WiFi occurs at the optimized instant for the network operator and user. For France Telecom, this collaboration with Motorola is a success. The technical teams have demonstrated complementarities in the study of algorithms designed to be implemented in next generation networks. The obtained results will serve the promotion of new standards.

For Motorola, this collaboration result is a new step towards the realization of its vision for Seamless Mobility through current and next generation networks and applications based on extensive R&D investments and understanding of both service provider and end-user needs. The jointly developed technologies have been intensively tested in order to anticipate and set up the next generation of standards.

Orange (NYSE: FTE)

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like