Calypso, Ecutel in wVoIP convergence trial

WiFi handset maker Calypso Wireless says it has signed an agreement with wireless local loop telephony company Ecutel to conduct wVoIP field trials with Cisco Systems network equipment. Calypso claims its ASNAP technology allows users to seamlessly switch back and forth between GSM, GPRS and CDMA cellular networks, as well as WiFi WLANs.

"Mobile users will be able to make two-way, real-time video conferencing and VoIP calls over the WLAN or switch over to the mobile network when outside of a coverage WLAN area," said Alfredo Sarrazin, Calypso Wireless' vice president of sales, in a statement. "Calypso is scheduled to conduct demonstrations of the company's C1250i WiFi cellular phone by the fourth week of July," added Sarrazin. "The delivery of phones is anticipated to begin during the fourth quarter of 2005."

For more on the Calypso/Ecutel wVoIP trial:
- check out this joint press release