October 29, 2002, 10:13 AM — Nokia Corp. is demonstrating how users can access broadband services from any location, including a friend's PC or laptop or even a wireless connection, using their own username and password to access their personal profiles.
In a demonstration at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Germany, Nokia has linked its D500 multiservice access broadband platform, operator WLAN (wireless LAN) access point and controller, "intelligent edge" products and the Nokia authentication server for user mobility to illustrate a converged service portfolio that combines subscriber, terminal and service mobility across broadband networks, the Espoo, Finland, company said in a statement released Monday.
For example, a wireless user looking to access their broadband services could use a friends ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) connection if their mobile operator and their friend's network operator had a commercial agreement. By basing roaming capabilities on the use of SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) authentication, mobile subscribers do not need fixed-line broadband accounts in order to use laptops and PCs other then their own, Nokia said.
Additionally, Nokia's converged broadband service can allow users to access their own service level, even if tapping into a network connection with a lower service level, Nokia said.
Nokia did not indicate when its converged broadband service portfolio may become commercially available.
The Broadband World Forum runs through Thursday.