IBM, Teltier venture into wireless realm
IBM has unveiled new wireless aspects for its telephone network equipment: mobile conference calling and “push to talk” cell phone technology.
The new features for IBM’ WebSphere application Server for Telecom service are available through a partnership announced with Teltier Technologies.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The new service includes Teltier’s wireless conference calling and IBM’s version of Nextel Communications’ “push-to-talk” service, which allows cell phone users to communicate directly – as if on a walkie-talkie.
Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless already have plans in the works to cut in on Nextel’s in monopoly of the serivce.