Cisco, Motorola Form Wireless Alliance
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The two said the partnership will unite standards for wireless services and introduce an Internet-based platform to deliver data, voice and video over cellular networks.
Cisco and Motorola will jointly invest up to $1 billion over the next four to five years to develop wireless Internet services. The companies also plan to cross license the technology and develop complementary products. They also plan to encourage third-party companies to develop new wireless services and products.
Both companies hope the effort will bring forth a new category of advanced products and services by sending IP signals over the air.
The architecture that will drive the new devices will work across all wireless standards including Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA). That will ensure wireless devices will work anywhere around the world.