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Cisco teams with Intel, Nokia and RIM to bring voice-ready wireless networks to the enterprise

Cisco Systems Inc. has announced it is working with Intel Corp., Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM) and other technolo...


April 26, 2006  


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Cisco Systems Inc. has announced it is working with Intel Corp., Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM) and other technology vendors to drive enterprise adoption of voice-ready wireless networks.

“The allure of streamlined voice-intensive business processes in the enterprise shifts the case for IP voice from ‘it costs less’ to ‘it’s better’,” said Abner Germanow, research director at IDC.

“Meanwhile, new wireless investments are delivering connectivity to mobile workers. The end result will be a new class of mobility applications as voice and wireless collide.”

Voice-ready wireless is an end-to-end solutions approach that addresses the convergence of VoIP and wireless networks and allows enterprises to extend the mobility benefits of wireless networks to their voice communications, Cisco said in a release.

Critical to this are client devices with fully integrated advanced wireless LAN capabilities to ensure optimal performance.

To optimize clients and wireless network components, Cisco is working with Intel, Nokia, RIM and others so that enterprises can deploy highly secure clients that are interoperable and capable of supporting advanced features required for voice.