Siemens and Nokia to deliver Enhanced Business Mobility

Agreement creates an enterprise FMC solution that spans from Nokia E-series devices to Siemens SIP based PBX Platforms

Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today an agreement with the Enterprise Solutions business group of Nokia to work together to ensure interoperability between Siemens HiPath MobileConnect Enterprise Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) Solution and dual-mode Nokia Eseries devices and Nokia Intellisync Device Management Software.

The complete solution will include Siemens’ SIP-based HiPath VoIP platforms, its HiPath Wireless portfolio and the recently announced HiPath MobileConnect along with the relevant Nokia E-series business devices and Nokia Intellisync Device Management software.

“We see a huge opportunity for enterprise customers to benefit from Fixed Mobile Convergence,” stated Luc Roy, VP Product Planning, HiPath Wireless, Siemens Communications, “This agreement ensures that Nokia E-series devices and device management software fully interoperates with our HiPath MobileConnect solution today and in the future, further demonstrating Siemens commitment to creating the best in class, fully open, mobility solution for our customers.”

The agreement between Nokia and Siemens Enterprise Communications lays out design, development and testing standards to give mobile workers advanced capabilities using their dual mode Nokia E-series devices in a business FMC solution. Siemens will now certify dual-mode Nokia E-series devices as part of its partner programme. Also as part of the agreement, Nokia will market and recommend the Siemens solution to its customers and Siemens Enterprise Communications is planning to become a reseller of the Nokia Intellisync Device Management solution to its customers. Both parties will officially participate in the other’s respective partner programmes, the Nokia Enterprise Zone, the Nokia for Business Channel Programme and the Siemens Enterprise Communications Technology Partner programme.

“Our new relationship with Siemens will make it easier than ever for businesses to manage and support communications, data and applications, giving employees access to one of the most powerful mobility solutions on the market,” said Jay Burrell, vice president, business development, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. Burrell called the agreement between Nokia and Siemens “an enormous leap forward to help businesses realize the benefits of secure, reliable and well managed business mobility.”

The recently launched Siemens HiPath MobileConnect solution delivers customers significant improvements in reachability, productivity and cellular cost savings by combining call control over the corporate VoIP network, Voice over Wireless LAN and the cellular network. By providing one number reachability, a single voicemail system and seamless roaming between cellular and corporate WLAN networks, businesses can bypass the cellular network and route calls over the corporate wireless LAN. Ensuring Nokia’s device management and business-optimised mobile devices interoperate with this solution creates a certified robust solution for the enterprise customer.

The HiPath MobileConnect solution will be deployed by Siemens at select internal sites utilising Nokia E-series devices and Nokia Intellisync software, and trialled at a number of customer sites during Q2 supported by both companies.