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Philips said that it is teaming with Kineto to offer a system for mobile phone operators to build Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) compliant phones: UMA, which is described in more detail in an earlier post, is a technology developed by mobile operators and vendors to enable voice calls to be made on combined Wi-Fi/cellular phones, using Wi-Fi when available but always using the GSM core network for authentication, billing, and other types of support. The Philips/Kineto deal is designed to help handset manufacturers develop and deliver UMA phones quickly.