Tuesday, February 27, 2007

If you missed it at 3GSM...

For a show with the noise and size of 3GSM, it's hard to get a handle on all things UMA. Here's a quick wrap up of a couple of the newest UMA enabled products from 3GSM:


Always a hot topic, there where three new announcements/units on display this year:

HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger

Announced by HP at the show, this is the industry’s first commercial UMA enabled Windows Mobile 6 smartphone. HP announced BT as the first customer for the handset.

BenQ E72

On display in the Kineto booth, this is a previously unannounced model from BenQ. In late Jan 07, BenQ announced they had licensed UMA technology for a dual-mode device. No information was provided about availability.


On display in the Sagem booth was a new UMA-enabled model. This has been rumored for some time and is clearly targeted for Orange. Scant details are available as there has still not been an official announcement from Sagem.


Still on the rumor mill is the UMA-enabled Blackberry, known as the 8800. There was a reported sighting in the nightlife of Barcelona, but still nothing confirmed.


Femtocells were a very hot topic at this year’s show. Kineto displayed units from UbiquiSys and picoChip. But with major RFPs on the way for products, look for more announcements on UMA-enabled Femtocell solutions shortly.

To the right is a photo of the new UbiquiSys product.

Test tools

A sure sign that UMA has reached the mainstream is when the device testing companies roll out the UMA/GAN conformance test platforms.

Aeroflex was one of the first with a public announcement and had the unit on display at the show.

Rohde & Schwartz had a unit on display at the show.

Setcom showed a product based on the Anritsu platform.

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