Is Base station required for using Gigaset handsets?

Hey,
I’m quite new to VOIP … so, this question might seem basic
I have been using softphones for a while with my asterisk system. I have decided to move to IP phones and started reading which would be good. I liked the idea of cordless phones, and decided gigaset would be a good option.
But, I see that they have a base station with them. Would a base station be required when we want a handset. Is it not possible to register a IP phone like a softphone ?

There are DECT cordless ip phones and wifi phones. Dect cordless phones need the base station which is what actually registers to the PBX. Typically, one base station can service multiple handsets. Wifi phones are cordless and autonomous and will register directly to the PBX using wifi infrastructure.

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