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.