France Telecom, Motorola demonstrate a seamless mobility innovation

MUMBAI: A few days ago France Telecom and Motorola publicly demonstrated an innovative Network Controlled Seamless Mobility. This is one of the results of the companies’ seamless mobility strategic partnership signed in January 2005.

This collaboration aims at developing and deploying integrated services using a wide range of devices, applications, and wireless access networks and technologies for the enterprise and consumer space.


Network Controlled Seamless Mobility permits simultaneously to the operator to have a solution that enhances its services quality, optimizes the use of network capacity and achieves a greater end-user experience.

The result of the development shows that seamless mobility can be experienced with a wide range of applications while the handover is controlled by the operator network with IP protocols. In this solution, the handover decision is managed with centralized information regarding radio link conditions, access networks load, application quality of service (QoS) needs, user preferences, and operator policies.

The demonstration showcased video streaming from a remote application server to the A910 Motorola handset where a seamless handover between Edge and WiFi occurs at the optimized instant for the network operator and user.



France Telecom says that its collaboration with Motorola is a success. The technical teams demonstrated complementarities in the study of algorithms designed to be implemented in next generation networks. The obtained results will serve the promotion of new standards.

For Motorola, this collaboration result is a new step towards the realisation of its vision for Seamless Mobility through current and next generation networks and applications based on extensive R&D investments and understanding of both service provider and end-user needs. The jointly developed technologies have been intensively tested in order to anticipate and set up the next generation of standards.

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