Accton wins WiFi Phone orders from Earthlink
Mar 27, 2007
The Taiwan-based Accton Technology Corporation, one of the world's leading suppliers of network technology, has won orders for WiFi wireless phones from the U.S.-headquartered EarthLink Inc., which is expected to help jack up its sales revenue from the beginning of the second quarter of this year, according to company sources.
Winning EarthLink's orders for session initiation protocol (SIP) WiFi wireless phones has proven that Accton is capable of producing high-end products meeting advanced communication technologies and tapping into the field of "Voice over IP (VoIP)" telephony, according to Lu Kun-jui, general manager of Accton.
The WiFi phone allows easy access to the Internet directly through EarthLink's metro network or through household broadband network by wireless routers. Besides, the phone can work as a conventional telephone, mobile phone, or VoIP telephony, saving a considerable amount of communication expenses.
The wireless phone differs from other similar models in the market by its direct linking with EarthLink's metro network, allowing the user an economical telephony service. EarthLink is scheduled to officially start testing the phone through the metro network system in California in March, according to EarthLink.
EarthLink will offer the entire solution for the wireless phone to consumers, including a mobile phone and a cradle which can work as an 802.11 b/g router. As long as the cradle plugs into a socket or links to the Ethernet, the wireless phone will automatically connect EarthLink's VoIP service, according to Accton.
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