Nokia yesterday said it plans to use Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology developed by Kineto Wireless in its converged network solutions for wireless and landline carriers. UMA works with GSM networks and WiFi systems, allowing users to access whichever technology is most relevant for their connection. UMA allows for seamless roaming between cellular and WiFi networks. The news is a major win for Kineto, which has been pushing UMA technology as a wireless convergence solution. No financial details of the deal were released. Kineto Wireless is a member of the 2005 FierceWireless Fierce 15, an annual list of the top emerging wireless companies.
For more on Nokia's decision to use UMA:
- read this press release