Kineto And NXP Add UMA To 3G Handsets

Kineto And NXP Add UMA To 3G Handsets

Companies expand relationship to include support for 3G platforms

Milpitas, California – Kineto Wireless, the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA technology, today announced that it is working together with NXP to create a UMA-enabled 3G solution based on NXP’s Nexperia cellular system solution for UMTS.

“UMA as a technology addresses the needs of consumers and fits the strategy of many mobile operators. With several commercial rollouts of UMA-based dual-mode handset services worldwide, operators and handset manufacturers are now focused on delivering UMA phones with 3G capability,” said Ton Van Kampen, vice president of business development for NXP. “NXP is continuing its successful relationship with Kineto to meet this demand by UMA-enabling our leading Nexperia cellular system solutions for 3G.”

Kineto’s UMA client software is fully compliant with the latest 3GPP GAN specifications (version 6.10). 3G handsets with embedded UMA technology allow customers to seamlessly roam and handover between the cellular 3G UMTS network, the 2.5G GSM/EDGE network, and home or enterprise Wi-Fi access networks.

“So far Kineto’s collaboration with NXP has produced a number of UMA chipset platforms now in commercial deployment in some of the best dual-mode UMA handsets.” said Mark Powell, vice president and general manager of client solutions at Kineto. “This new collaboration will build on our 2G success and in the near future enable some of the best 3G/UMA capable devices available to UMA operators worldwide.”