Intel Demos WiFi/WiMAX Handover



Intel demonstrated a notebook switching seamlessly between a Wi-Fi and a WiMax network at the GSM Show in Barcelona.

Intel and Nokia developed the mobile client, and Nokia Siemens focused on the network infrastructure. “The demo gives a first glimpse to a possible future solution,” Intel research scientist Christian Maciocco said on the company’s blog.

Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung unveiled a solution that enables seamless voice and data handoff between GSM/EDGE and WiMAX networks at Mobile World Congress.

The two are showcasing live demonstrations of an end-to-end solution using a dual-mode PDA and network equipment from Alcatel-Lucent. It will enable operators to blend GSM/EDGE and WiMAX networks for seamless data and voice services that span an entire nation.

ABI Research estimates MIDs (having WiFi and WiMAX/3G) will grow from 3.4 Million Units in 2008 to over 89 Million Units in 2012. Seamless handovers will be required when roaming and running multimedia applications.

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