21 September 2006
Cisco and Nokia are
working together on a dual-mode device that will support a hand-off between
Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
Dual-mode handsets in the enterprise would allow users to shift seamlessly
from network to network without worrying about dropped calls or degraded
speeds of data transmission.
Alan Cohen, senior director of mobility solutions for Cisco, told a panel
here at Interop New York 2006 that the two companies are testing a handset
that will give users the ability to stay connected even as they move, for
instance, from their offices to the parking lot.