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Mobile World Congress Feature Articles

February 29, 2012

Thrupoint Intros UCaaS, Wins C&W, Talks Session Management 2.0


At Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona this week, Thrupoint discussed its new Unified Communications as a Service, which employs what the company says session management 2.0. Cable & Wireless (News - Alert) is an early user.


“Thrupoint’s open solution for session orchestration allows carriers to rapidly deliver UCaaS regardless of the environments their customers have today,” says Dominic Jones, managing director of applications and practices at Cable & Wireless Worldwide. “The ability to combine applications that rely on disparate technologies and launch new services seamlessly across numerous devices helps carriers drive a consumption-based model for their UC portfolios.”

The Thrupoint solution is noteworthy, adds Sajeel Hussain, because it offers carriers the ability to orchestrate UC across different environments (such as those of Avaya (News - Alert), Tandberg and others) by using SIP for mediation and federation.

In the process, he adds, Thrupoint technology addresses the bring-your-own-device trend because it both integrates different UC solutions from separate silos into a holistic experience; and because it enables service providers, enterprises and third parties to add new services and capabilities as needed.

“It’s really a new service delivery paradigm,” says Hussain.

He adds that Thrupoint delivers session management 2.0, which he describes as the ability to do application orchestration and sequencing of applications – meaning the ability to bring in new communications capability on the fly as needed during sessions.

Thrupoint Fusion is the name of the company’s framework that enables rapid availability of SIP-based applications, and helps carriers deploy new multimodal collaboration solutions in conjunction with services they already provide.

Thrupoint, which was founded in 1996, sells solutions to both facilities-based service providers and to medium and large enterprise. The company focuses on mobile collaboration, SIP applications and advanced session management.






Edited by Jennifer Russell










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