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Oct/Nov 2008 | Volume 3/Number 5
From the Desk of Michael Khalilian

IMS/NGN Forum Announces Launch of the Industry’s First SDP Study Group

By Michael Khalilian
The IMS/NGN Forum takes the lead, as the focus shifts to monetizing IMS architecture using Service Delivery Platform (SDP) and composite applications. The SDP enables integrating and exploiting the IP network capability in rendering value-added services to the consumer and enterprise customers.

rapid development and deployment of new converged multimedia services, from basic phone services to M-play (mobility and multimedia) applications. Since SDP is not yet standardized, the IMS/NGN Forum initiated the Industry’s first SDP study group with the mission to develop best practice for the implementation of SDP services and interoperability test and certification plans to include the following:

• Interoperability of the various components in the Service Layer, Session Layer and the Client on the enddevice/ Customer Premise Equipment (CPE)

• Policy and business process management

• Integration of other service components such as Service Creation Environment (SCE) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) middleware’s, Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 which use a restricted Web services model


The IMS SDP Working Group will be officially launched at the Informa IMS/SDP Summit in November 2008. This new working group allows both member companies and individual contributors to work together toward the creation, testing, and integration of SDP and IMS/NGN architecture.

For registering with this newly-formed working group, please send an email to techchair@imsforum.org. The IMS Forum (News - Alert) SDP group, which is also supported by the over 2,000 members of our Technical IMS open community, is inviting service providers, system integrators, equipment and solutions vendors to join the technical, business and best practices development as part of this SDP Working Group.

For membership information, or to participate in IMS Forum working groups, plugfest and membership information, please visit www.IMSForum.org or contact Michael Khalilian at MKhalilian@IMSForum.org.

Michael Khalilian is Chairman and President of the IMS/NGN Forum (www.IMSForum.org, www.NGNForum.org, info@IMSForum.org).


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