October 2007 | Volume 2 / Number 5
IMS October 2007 Industry News
Avaya and Nokia announced the next phase of their strategic collaboration with a solution that provides users of Nokia (News - Alert) Eseries business devices with one number access and advanced enterprise telephony capabilities as they travel across private WiFi and public mobile networks. With a single mobile device, workers can handoff phone calls at the click of a button, using dual mode communications, as they travel from inside a company building (WiFi (News - Alert)) to the outside environment (mobile) and vice versa.
Sylantro Systems expanded its Synergy Application Feature Server offering: the latest Synergy Release 4.2 is now available as three, new end-to-end editions for the hosted VoIP, mobile, and the emerging Voice 2.0 markets. Over the past year our Synergy Application Feature Server and Synapps Web Services have seen significant success when deployed as a common capability across fixed-line networks, mobile (IMS) networks, and in real-time web communication and collaboration interactions, validating our multiplay capabilities, said Marco Limena, president and chief executive officer of Sylantro Systems.
Huawei Technologies announced what is the industry's first VoIP service display with an all-IP end-to-end solution based on an IMS-based system platform and commercial chipset. In conjunction with QUALCOMM Incorporated in Shanghai, Huawei successfully completed commercial technology testing for 'VoIP over HSPA.' For a long time, Huawei has provided advanced technologies to carriers to assist them in migrating to next generation networks, said Chengdong Yu, President of the Huawei Wireless Product Line. The introduction of 'VoIP over HSPA' will enable mobile phone users to enjoy better voice call quality with more competitive prices.
IntelePeer has selected Sonus' IMS-based architecture as the foundation for its next-generation voice network. Sonus' solution will replace IntelePeer's existing IP-based infrastructure as it has the ability to scale and seamlessly support new services. IntelePeer is also deploying Sonus' Network Border Switch to support its IP peering service. Brent Bourne, COO of IntelePeer, said the Sonus platform enables them to deliver superior quality of service and to interconnect securely and efficiently with other IP-voice providers. This is essential as more and more carriers migrate towards an all-IP infrastructure.
The IMS Forum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (News - Alert) (IMTC), an international alliance of companies focused on improving the customer experience and accelerate market adoption of content delivery and unified communications solutions through interoperability of products and services based on open standards. Both the IMS Forum and the IMTC will establish a technical liaison between their Technical Working Groups and a marketing liaison. These liaisons will enable the two groups to exchange technical information on IMS specifications, testing and interoperability, share interoperability testing best practices, collaborate on technical documents, and organize and participate in future joint testing events.
Nokia Siemens Networks recently announced it will host 3 Scandinavia's Push-to-Talk service using its cellular and presence solution via a hosting center in Vienna. Nokia Siemens collaborated with 3 Scandinavia to roll out this commercial 3G Push-to-Talk and presence service in Sweden. The end-to-end push-over-cellular (PoC) solution is a part of Nokia Siemens' IMS offering for fixed and mobile services.
Alcatel-Lucent and CableLabs (News - Alert) announced the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent next-generation IP multimedia applications and core network technology in the CableLabs PacketCable 2.0 Applications Lab, as part of a cable industry program to increase new advanced services available to cable customers. The lab provides a PacketCable application showcase and development test bed for the cable industry and is a venue where network equipment providers and application developers can test and demonstrate cutting-edge applications for voice, multimedia, wireless, and converged services across PacketCable 2.0 core networks from multiple suppliers.
ip.access and Orascom aim to Improve Mobile Access for 56 Million People
ip.access has announced a frame contract with Orascom Telecom to deploy ip.access 2G picocell and 3G femtocell technologies. Orascom Telecom will use ip.access solutions to deliver high quality 2G and 3G signals to areas of limited capacity and coverage across its multiple networks. The nanoGSM picocell system will improve 2G in-building coverage and capacity for enterprise customers, whereas the groundbreaking Oyster3G femtocell is designed for use in homes. Both systems will enable Orascom Telecom to improve quality of service to its subscribers, and save costs by exploiting the convergence of IP and cellular technology.
AppTrigger, developer of application connectivity solutions for the telecom marketplace, has selected Continuous Computing's Trillium Diameter protocol software to facilitate its support of IMS architecture. Trillium Diameter base protocol, together with an range of additional Continuous Computing protocol stacks, provided the offline/online charging information and policy management signaling to help AppTrigger extend its Ignite Application Session Controller (ASC (News - Alert)) to support IMS networks. The AppTrigger Ignite ASC simplifies the delivery of new applications in addition to the migration of legacy applications into the IMS network, and offers a platform to develop new applications that reuse standardized functions such as presence and location information.
RADVISION Launches Version 5.0 of its ProLab Testing Suite
RADVISION has released Version 5.0 of its ProLab Testing Suite, a comprehensive testing solution for voice and video over IP, IMS and 3G networks. The latest version of the ProLab Testing Suite comprises an IMS testing solution with both IMS Terminals and IMS Servers. RADVISION's Version 5.0 includes terminal emulation for High Definition generation and an IMS Server for simulating IMS Core Networks. Eli Cohen, product manager with RADVISION's Technology Business Unit, explains that the ProLab Testing Suite provides a complete testing solution for emerging IMS and IMS SIP products. ProLab also performs media and protocol analysis, including packet distribution, packet loss, bandwidth, errors, and more.