Wireless phones

About wireless phones – Soluno explains!

A wireless phone is a unit that is connected to the landline network through a phone plug. It communicated wirelessly with wireless phones so you can call wherever you want, as long as you’re within the sending units, often generous, reach.

Wireless phones are built on a so called carrier technology, DECT is the most common technology in Europe. DECT stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications and is a standard for how a wireless phone is formed. The standard was suggested in 1988 and set in 1992 by the European telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

The DECT standard is built on the two previous technologies; CT2-standard and the Swedish CT3-diton. The US has adopted this standard that includes a use of over 70% of all wireless phones in the worlds. Japan is an example of a huge market that uses their own standard.

  • Wireless phones connects to a landline unit.
  • The most common technology is called Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication
  • If you have landline telephony it’s comfortable with wireless connection
  • The reach is approximately 50 meters inside and 300 meters outside
  • The future of landline telephony is uncertain, especially for companies with a PBX that could greatly benefit from a wireless system.
  • Mobile phones compete all the more with wireless phones

Wireless phones in the future

The wireless technology can be improved, especially in regard to reach and data transfer capacity. As long as you move within a limited area, a wireless phone can be used in the same way as a mobile. CAT-iw is a completely new standard that was developed from DACT and has better sound quality than today’s systems.

Many believe that the landline telephony is steadily becoming outdated and that the telephone poles will be abolished in the near future. It’s however worth mentioning that the mobile phone is a type of wireless phone with wireless applications.

Today you can see to your needs with telephony in many different ways. Wireless phones have had their time and are competing with mobile phones. There are however some technical benefits with landline telephony via wireless units.

Wireless phone’s benefits

It’s preferred to not be required to be close to the phone plug which is something that mobile phones already provides. Companies need and benefit from solutions that build on wireless telephony and a central PBX.

Landline telephony with wireless units are often cheaper than mobile subscriptions. Wireless units are cheaper than mobile phones and in the cases where using a personal mobile doesn’t perform, a wireless phone could be of use. Many have a landline number which is more official than the mobile number.

We’re in the middle of a digital revolution and many of the technologies we know today in telecommunication are becoming outdated and leave room for the more technologically advanced and more cost-efficient solutions. Wireless telephony is still however usable in most homes and companies.

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