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Intel, Nomadix show off Wi-Fi / 3G convergence

LONDON — Intel and Nomadix are collaborating on an emerging standard that allows seamless handoff between 3G and Wi-Fi networks, the companies announced at the Wireless Event which opened in London Wednesday ( May 17).

Dubbed Seamless Access, it is targeted for use in roaming at public hotspots and is Nomadix’s first foray into fixed-mobile convergence. The company is a major supplier of roaming technology that eliminates connection hurdles, increases security, and simplifies the billing process for both users and operators.

Nomadix and Intel said they have been cooperating in industry groups over the last two years to enable Seamless Access roaming at public hotspots. “Seamless Access for public access Wi-Fi networks, including interworking with other networks such as GSM SIM-based network roaming, is an important step forward for the industry,” said Dan Dahle, senior strategic architect of Intel.

The companies were amongst others demonstrating Wi-Fi and cellular converged products and services at Olympia.

The Nomadix Service Engine is a Wi-Fi gateway that resides in service provider infrastructure to enable connectivity in public access environments. Embedded on the NSE itself, Nomadix’s gateway software automatically adapts to a computer's settings to enable a secure, easy-to-use connection.

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