SOURCE: HelloSoft, Inc.

December 03, 2009 12:10 ET

HelloSoft, Beceem Demonstrate VoIP Over WiMAX With Seamless 4G Multi-Access Network Handoff for WiMAX Phones and Devices

Companies Bring Mobile VoIP Over WiMAX to Multi-Access Networks at WiMAX Forum Congress Americas

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - (WiMAX Forum Congress Americas) -- HelloSoft and Beceem today announced the availability of HelloSoft's industry leading VoIP solution with seamless 4G multi-access network handoff, enabling phones, MID's and other devices to be "supercharged" with 4G data capability and VoIP calls that are seamlessly handed off between multi-access networks. The solution is available for Android, Linux and Windows Mobile platforms and enables the next generation of mobile devices, not just phones, to provide high quality wide band VoIP calls over WiMAX which can be handed off between IP bearer networks to provide ubiquitous coverage regardless of access technology.

"One of the keys to successful deployment of next generation 4G VoIP and multimedia services is providing the end user with ubiquitous coverage," said Allan Johnson, VP Marketing and Business Development for Hellosoft, "and HelloSoft has worked closely with Beceem to develop unique highly optimized seamless handoff technology that enables VoIP and other multimedia services to be seamlessly handed off using Beceem's industry leading BCM250 WiMAX chipset between 4G WiMAX and other multi-access network IP bearers, thus providing the end user with roaming coverage as 4G WiMAX is being rapidly built-out."

"Beceem has done extensive development with Hellosoft in optimizing VoIP and other multimedia applications over WiMAX, especially to optimize them during hand-off at high speeds and to maximize transport efficiency while maintaining highest call quality," said Lars Johnsson, VP Marketing and Business Development at Beceem. "In addition we have worked together to enable hand-over in multi-access networks by also optimizing radio coexistence. This will enable a wide range of next generation 4G WiMAX devices to utilize our 4G WiMAX chips in combination with HelloSoft's award winning VoIP and convergence solutions to seamlessly roam between different networks."

The deployment of mobile VoIP over WiMAX marks a very significant inflection point in the rapidly growing number of WiMAX network deployments world wide. WiMAX has built-in QoS capabilities that make it very well suited for delivering much higher quality wide band VoIP calls with very low delivery costs relative to the existing 2G and 3G cellular networks. The impact of this on the telecommunications industry will be profound and it is creating many opportunities for new service providers to enter market spaces that were previously exclusively provided by cellular carriers. In addition the bandwidth of the WiMAX networks enables a new generation of multimedia applications that will change the way phones and devices are used by consumers, continued, HelloSoft's Johnson.

About Beceem Communications

Beceem is the leading provider of mobile WiMAX semiconductors with proven over-the-air data speeds exceeding 30 Mbps. Beceem offers a number of single chip solutions optimized for mobile devices and CPE markets, and Beceem's products are WiMAX certified, CLEAR qualified and are validated against the WiMAX base stations from all major OEMs. For more information about Beceem, please visit

About HelloSoft

HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VoIP and convergence technologies. The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power efficient,full-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices through its convergence chip and highly optimized VoIP, IMS, VCC and DSC software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call/data session switching specifically designed for next generation end-points. The comprehensive portfolio of award winning products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver convergence products on a rapid time to market schedule.