Irish firm first to market with Wi-Fi to 3G hand-off

13 Feb 2007

A Dublin-based communications software firm has scored another first to market with a dual-mode technology that supports seamless call hand-off between Wi-Fi and 3G circuit switched networks.

Cicero Networks was recently recognised by the World Economic Forum as one of the 47 Technology Pioneers of 2007.

The company demonstrated the Wi-Fi to 3G service on the newly launched Nokia E65 business smart phone (pictured) at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona this week.

“The Nokia E65 is a sleek, compact, feature-rich device with great battery life which makes it a superb handset for converged voice services,” said Ross Brennan, chief executive of Cicero Networks.

“Operators and enterprises are crying out for this type of device to launch dual-mode services and drive service adoption.”

Brennan said the company was committed to enabling fixed-mobile convergence on the latest mobile devices.

“We are delighted to see value-added applications such as CiceroPhone being implemented on the Nokia E65,” said Sami Ranta, director of Nokia’s business device portfolio.

“Focusing on both ease of use and enhancing enterprise mobility, the Nokia Eseries devices are designed to enable a range of value-added solutions including email and advanced voice functionalities,” Ranta said.

By John Kennedy