July 28,2006 Nokia started its very first public Unlicensed Mobile Access pilot over Wireless LAN in the Finnish city of Oulu last week. This trial will last at least two months and is being conducted under real life surroundings and conditions. Fifty families from the city of Oulu will be trying and testing the functionalities of this new technology with the help of Nokia’s 6136 mobile device. The 6136 integrates UMA technology to allow for seamless handover of voice and data connections between GSM cellular and WLAN networks. In other words, it combines the benefits of mobile and fixed landline through voice over WLAN.
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