[NPL] Cisco and Motorola Form Strategic Wireless Network Alliance
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Cisco and Motorola Form Strategic Wireless Network Alliance

CISCO AND MOTOROLA TO FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO BUILD INTERNET-BASED
WIRELESS NETWORKS

Anytime, Anywhere Access To A New World
Of Combined Internet, Voice and Video Wireless Services

NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 8, 1999 -- Cisco Systems Inc., the worldwide
leader in networking for the Internet, and Motorola Inc., the
worldwide pioneer in wireless communications for nearly 70 years,
announced today the first phase of a strategic alliance to develop
and deliver a New World framework for Internet-based, wireless
networks. This collaboration will deliver the first all-IP platform
for the wireless industry, which will unite different standards for
wireless services worldwide, and introduce an open Internet-based
platform for integrated data, voice and video services over cellular
networks.

Cisco and Motorola plan to jointly invest as much as $1 billion over
four to five years to deliver a wireless Internet. Both companies
plan to cross-license technology and develop complementary products.
Additionally, the companies plan to establish four Internet Solutions
Centers worldwide to drive innovation within the wireless industry
and encourage third-party companies to develop and create new
services and products based on open Internet standards.

"The Motorola/Cisco alliance will be the final piece to fully utilize
the IP framework with the packetized voice and data network we and
Motorola incorporated into the iDEN system at its inception," said
Craig O. McCaw, renowned industry leader.

"We have discussed the Motorola/Cisco IP architecture and believe
that it has great promise and are interested in acting as a potential
test bed," said Keith Paglusch, senior vice president of Technical
Services and Network Operations for Sprint PCS. "Anything that
reduces network operating costs, provides for more efficient
transport, or adds additional functionality to the network is very
much in line with our strategic focus," Paglusch said. Other industry
leaders such as Cellnet, Nextel and AirTouch also have voiced support
for this new effort.

Both companies plan to jump-start a new category of advanced products
and services by broadcasting IP signals over the air. The idea is to
unite the convenience and mobility of wireless devices with the power
to access large amounts of information from the Internet. Imagine one
wireless Internet, broadcasting integrated data, voice and video
communications anytime and anywhere. For example: sales forces using
portable devices to securely access updated customer information from
company networks; commuters using cell phones to safely send and
receive audio email; or publishers and broadcasters delivering data,
audio and video stories to subscribers on-demand, whether its a
cable sports channel, or a local broadcast of your high school
daughters basketball game.

"Cisco and Motorola are bringing a New World Internet platform to the
wireless industry," said Don Listwin, executive vice president, Cisco
Systems. "This extends the Internet to a world without wires, and
represents the first major deployment of integrated data, voice and
video services under an Internet-based cellular infrastructure."

"This alliance gives us precisely the right mix of innovation and
creativity at exactly the right time to launch the convergence of
wireless and the Internet, the two most powerful communication
technologies known to mankind," said Bo Hedfors, Motorola, Inc.
senior vice president and president of the Network Solutions Sector.
"Our architectural breakthrough will create a new market and will
radically change the industry as we know it today," Hedfors added.

This announcement is based upon a memorandum of understanding both
companies signed on February 3, 1999. Definitive agreements will be
completed shortly.

Next Generation Internet-Based Wireless Network

The two companies are uniquely positioned to lead an orderly
migration from circuit-based networks to Internet-based, wireless
networks. Operators and service providers, for example, will be able
to offer bundled data, voice and video services over an all IP-based
platform. This means they can look forward to a stronger competitive
position in a rapidly changing communications landscape.

The architecture vision that Motorola and Cisco share today is an
open Internet-based framework, intended to work across all wireless
standards such as (GSM Global System for Mobile Communication; CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access; TDMA Time Division Multiple Access,
etc.). As a result, wireless devices will work anytime and anywhere
worldwide. In addition, the architecture is open to everyone who
wants to be a developer, provider or user of integrated data, voice
and video services over wireless networks.

Examples include:

Enterprise Virtual Private Networks (VPN) based upon wireless,
IP-based technology, will naturally extend the ubiquitous nature of
Intranets over wide-area links, to remote offices, mobile users, and
telecommuters. For example, an employee traveling in a remote region
of the world will have seamless access to the corporate Intranet
without the need for wires.

Unified Messaging via web-based wireless access lets a cellular phone
user simultaneously send and receive voice mail, e-mail and fax
messages while talking on the same phone. No longer will users need
multiple voicemail boxes for work and home, as all can be
consolidated into one web-based box.

Wireless Commerce through the use of smart cards imbedded within the
wireless devices, will enable users to make real-time transactions,
like buying and selling stocks, purchasing airline tickets or buying
the latest best-selling book all while talking and surfing the web
simultaneously.

Internet Solution Centers

Internet Solution Centers that will bring end-to-end solutions to our
customers through testing, certification and training facilities, as
well as providing a place to showcase new products, are planned
initially for San Jose, Calif. and Swindon, U.K., with one additional
center in the U.S., plus another in Asia. The centers illustrate the
Cisco/Motorola commitment to an open architecture with application
programming interfaces (APIs) and a desire to draw third-party
participation into the creation and development of new wireless
solutions based on the architecture.

About Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the
Internet. For further information on Cisco Systems, Inc., visit the
web site at http://www.cisco.com/.

About Motorola

Motorola is a global leader in advanced electronic systems and
services. It liberates the power of technology by creating
software-enhanced products that provide integrated customer solutions
and Internet access via wireless and satellite communications, as
well as computing, networking, and automotive electronics. Motorola
also provides essential digital building blocks in the form of
embedded semiconductors, controls and systems. Sales in 1998 were
$29.4 billion. Motorola NSS, is a pioneer in the development,
manufacture, and deployment of wireless networks worldwide. For more
information about Motorola, visit the web site at
http://www.motorola.com/.
Press Contact
Angela Hesse Joe Arimond
Cisco Systems, Inc. Motorola Public Relations
Phone: (408) 525-6353 Mobile: (847) 624-4852
Cell: (408) 930-1132 Voicemail: (847) 632-3889
Pager: (800) 365-4578 Pager: (800) 759-8352 PIN# 157-7576
Email: ahesse@cisco.com Email: jarimon1@email.mot.com

Tina Heyl
Cunningham Communication
Phone: (617) 494-8202 ext 4224

Investor Contact
Randi Paikoff Feigin Tim Callard
Cisco Systems Motorola Investor Relations
Phone: (408)527-1099 Phone: 847-576-4995
Rfeigin@cisco.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.3 - The latest...
With Apple macOS Sierra, Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new features designed just for the desktop. Your Mac works with iCloud and your Apple devices in smart new ways, and intelligent... Read more
Lyn 1.8.5 - Lightweight image browser an...
Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers... Read more
iClock Pro 3.4.7 - Customize your menuba...
iClock Pro is a menu bar replacement clock for Apple's default clock. iClock Pro is an update, total rewrite and improvement to the popular iClock. Have the day, date and time in different fonts and... Read more
Opera 42.0.2393.137 - High-performance W...
Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content... Read more
Apple Security Update 2016-003 Supplemen...
Apple Security Update is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/... Read more
Apple iOS 10.2.1 - The latest version of...
iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with... Read more
BetterTouchTool 1.992 - Customize Multi-...
BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad. These gestures are customizable: Magic Mouse: Pinch in / out (zoom... Read more
Viber 6.5.5 - Send messages and make cal...
Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so... Read more
Lyn 1.8.5 - Lightweight image browser an...
Lyn is a fast, lightweight image browser and viewer designed for photographers, graphic artists, and Web designers. Featuring an extremely versatile and aesthetically pleasing interface, it delivers... Read more
Apple iOS 10.2.1 - The latest version of...
iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with... Read more

Clash Royale gets some serious balance u...
| Read more »
Ironhide Game Studio prepares for a busy...
Kingdom Rush breathed fresh life into the tired tower defense genre way back in 2012. The game was a robust challenge that somehow managed to lift you up, rather than leaving you feeling crushed and hopeless. The rich array of unit types and... | Read more »
Collect pets and sling arrows in Arcane...
Mobile gaming is a crowded market, but regular updates are a good way to keep us attention-short players keen. The brand new content in Arcane Online is a prime example. Published by Japanese developer Gala, Arcane Online is a fantasy MMO that... | Read more »
Super Mario Run dashes onto Android in M...
Super Mario Run was one of the biggest mobile launches in 2016 before it was met with a lukewarm response by many. While the game itself plays a treat, it's pretty hard to swallow the steep price for the full game. With that said, Android users... | Read more »
WarFriends Beginner's Guide: How to...
Chillingo's new game, WarFriends, is finally available world wide, and so far it's a refreshing change from common mobile game trends. The game's a mix of tower defense, third person shooter, and collectible card game. There's a lot to unpack here... | Read more »
Super Gridland (Entertainment)
Super Gridland 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Entertainment Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Match. Build. Survive. "exquisitely tuned" - Rock Paper Shotgun No in-app purches, and no ads! | Read more »
Red's Kingdom (Games)
Red's Kingdom 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Mad King Mac has kidnapped your father and stolen your golden nut! Solve puzzles and battle goons as you explore and battle your... | Read more »
Turbo League Guide: How to tame the cont...
| Read more »
Fire Emblem: Heroes coming to Google Pla...
Nintendo gave us our first look at Fire Emblem: Heroes, the upcoming mobile Fire Emblem game the company hinted at last year. Revealed at the Fire Emblem Direct event held today, the game will condense the series' tactical RPG combat into bite-... | Read more »
ReSlice (Music)
ReSlice 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Audio Slice Machine Slice your audio samples with ReSlice and create flexible musical atoms which can be triggered by MIDI notes or... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Deal alert! 13-inch 2.0GHz MacBook Pros for $...
B&H Photo has the new 2016 13″ 2.0GHz non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for $225 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook Pro... Read more
Free LibreOffice Portable 5.2.4 Complete Offi...
PortableApps.com and The Document Foundation have announce the release of LibreOffice Portable 5.2.4. LibreOffice Portable is an Open Source full-featured office suite — including a word processor,... Read more
Apple Planning Three New Tablets For 2017 – D...
Digitimes’ Rebecca Kuo and Joseph Tsai say that unnamed insider sources report Apple having three new tablets in the pipeline for 2017 release: a 9.7-inch model with a friendly price range, a new mid... Read more
Roundup of 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro sale...
B&H Photo has the new 2016 15″ Apple Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.7GHz Touch Bar... Read more
Apple refurbished iPad Pros available for up...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 9″ and 12″ Apple iPad Pros available for up to $160 off the cost of new iPads. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 32GB 9″... Read more
16GB iPad Air 2, Apple refurbished, available...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 16GB iPad Air 2s available for $319 including free shipping. A standard Apple one-year is included. Their price is $60 off original MSRP for this model. Read more
Apple iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 21″ and 27″ Apple iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP, each including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 27″ 3.3GHz iMac 5K: $2199 $100 off MSRP - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion iMac... Read more
Apple refurbished Apple TVs available for up...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 32GB and 64GB Apple TVs available for up to $30 off the cost of new models. Apple’s standard one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: -... Read more
Save up to $350 with Apple Certified Refurbis...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 21″ & 27″ iMacs available for up to $350 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free. The following models are available: - 21″ 3.... Read more
2015 12-inch Retina MacBooks, Apple refurbish...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 12″ Retina MacBooks available for up to $410 off original MSRP. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping is free. The... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* & PC Desktop Support Technician...
Apple & PC Desktop Support Technician job in Manhattan, NY Introduction: We have immediate job openings for several Desktop Support Technicians with one of our most Read more
*Apple* & PC Desktop Support Technician...
Apple & PC Desktop Support Technician job in Stamford, CT We have immediate job openings for several Desktop Support Technicians with one of our most well-known Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Site Security Manager - Apple (Unite...
# Apple Site Security Manager Job Number: 54692472 Culver City, California, United States Posted: Jan. 19, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The Apple Read more
*Apple* macOS Systems Integration Administra...
…most exceptional support available in the industry. SCI is seeking an Junior Apple macOS systems integration administrator that will be responsible for providing Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.