VoIP over Pre-WiMAX has been successfully tested in a trial in South Africa utilizing solutions supplied by Verso Technologies and Saab Grintek Technologies, the companies said Thursday.
The trials involved Wi-Fi-compatible PDAs obtaining access to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) via customer premise gateways. Backhauling of WiMAX technology to an existing Telkom South Africa was accomplished through customer premise gateways.
Verso’s Class 4 and Class 5 softswitching and gateway technologies were used to deploy the test.
“This trial demonstrates Verso’s ability to provide carrier grade VoIP solutions and applications and specifically demonstrates that Verso can successfully deliver voice and data over a WiMAX network,” said Monty Bannerman, Verso chief executive officer, in a statement.