After a six-month trial of Motorola's Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) solution, TeliaSonera Denmark is moving to phase two of the trial project, which includes making calls with Motorola A910 handset over a 3GPP compliant UMA system in an operational network environment.
The complete UMA solution from Motorola includes network infrastructure, A910 handsets, and integration and deployment services. In addition, Motorola is developing UMA-based connected home solutions to enable seamless access around the home.
Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology provides access to GSM and GPRS mobile services over unlicensed spectrum technologies, including Bluetooth and 802.11. By deploying UMA technology, service providers can enable subscribers to roam and handover between cellular networks and public and private unlicensed wireless networks using dual-mode mobile handsets
For TeliaSonera customers, the UMA solution will offer lower-cost mobile calls with better coverage in the home as well as a seamless mobile experience using a single device, single number, contacts book, voicemail and bill.
"We are very pleased that the first phase of the technical trial in Denmark has proven that users find the system simple to use and attractive in terms of quality of service. In the next phase of the trial we will dig further into the quality and functionality and focus on how easy it is for the user to install the UMA-phone system in their home," Peter Bredgaard, president of Telia Networks, says.
The UMA solution being deployed by TeliaSonera Denmark, supports standards including Bluetooth and WiFi and allows the use of handsets from multiple vendors. Motorola and TeliaSonera plan to continue working together to assess the future potential of a converged network.
Motorola says nine other European operators are currently trialing its UMA solution.