Nortel Makes WLAN Push
Nortel unveils several new WLAN products and companion strategy aimed at enterprise customers and service providers.Nortel Networks Corp. on Monday unveiled several new wireless LAN products and a companion strategy aimed at enterprise customers and service providers, marking the Toronto companys entry into the WLAN market. Nortels goal is to provide roaming capability across public and private networks as well as commercial "hot spot" WLAN enivironments, officials said. "Nortel Networks strategy extends far beyond basic WLAN," said Frank Dunn, president and chief executive officer of Nortel Networks, in a statement. "We are creating a single, seamless, secure mobile environment that will allow consumers and mobile professionals to access the services and applications they rely on, through their laptop, PDAs and cell phones, wherever and however needed."
Nortels initial WLAN products, due in the second quarter of 2003, include a WLAN switch, access point, mobile voice client and a pair of mobile adapters.