voice over Wi-Fi

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voice over Wi-Fi

Making phone calls over a Wi-Fi network. Voice over Wi-Fi (Vo-Fi) provides enhancements to the 802.11 Wi-Fi standards for handling the real-time environment of voice. With a single mode Vo-Fi phone, users make calls only within a Wi-Fi hotspot. Dual-mode phones can seamlessly switch between the cellular carrier and a Wi-Fi hotspot if the hotspot has been pre-registered in the phone.

Also called "voice over wireless LAN" (Vo-WLAN), "Wi-Fi telephony," "Wi-Fi calling," "wireless VoIP" and "wireless IP telephony." See Wi-Fi.
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New mobile applications: Mobile devices are driving development of new types of applications, including cloud-based services that allow anytime, anywhere access to business apps and data, guest access, mobile engagement, location services, and Wi-Fi voice calls, to name a few.
Wi-Fi calling and hybrid access: Technologies enabling seamless handover between Wi-Fi and VoLTE and roaming of Wi-Fi voice calls; hybrid access combining LTE and DSL access.
Hot from the factory, the Freescale LS1043A processor and the production shipping Quantenna MU-MIMO enabled 11ac chipset are able to deliver multi-gigabit wireless performance for a variety of demanding applications such as multi-user concurrent high performance streaming and hardware enforced quality of service for high quality Wi-Fi voice, ultra-high definition video streams and large file data transfers.
Or with shared location data, an access point can re-direct a Wi-Fi voice session to a more optimal neighbor, or to a less-loaded one if the access point is in danger of traffic overload.
iBAHN said the VoWLAN service is intended to meet increasing demand for wireless voice applications, resulting from the introduction of higher-speed wireless services, QoS for wireless networks and the demand for Wi-Fi voice handsets.
We believe the addition of Wi-Fi voice to PDAs is another example of how using BroadWorks can help service providers further differentiate themselves," said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft.
Bandspeed is the leader in next-generation Wi-Fi[R] infrastructure solutions for the small-to-medium enterprise, delivering WLAN platform and management solutions that enable mission-critical Wi-Fi voice, data and video applications.
Share and collaborate securely in real-time with colleagues through instant meetings, Wi-Fi voice calls, video chat and an integrated calendar view; View and edit documents and calendar invitations across devices seamlessly and securely.
lt;p>Dulaney said MVS does not support Wi-Fi, even though many BlackBerry devices do and many businesses want the Wi-Fi voice support.
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According to the company, the complete Vo-Wi-Fi solution will assure high quality Wi-Fi voice service from call initiation though PSTN termination.
Based on a family of Centralized WLAN Management, WLAN Services Controllers and Intelligent Access Devices, the solution provides service-aware Wi-Fi QoS and security for legacy and next generation Wi-Fi voice, data and video applications and services.