Friday, March 31, 2006

Thomson Announces Cirpack IMS Architecture

homson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) announced the development of the final blocks necessary to turn its existing Cirpack SoftSwitch solutions to a full IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture. The new developments are the Home Subscriber Server (HSS), the central database of an IMS network, and the Call Session Control Function (I-CSCF and S-CSCF), the core components of an IMS architecture, responsible for routing requests from users to actually deliver any multimedia services even when roaming.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ofcom Website | Ofcom targets competitive Next Generation Networks

Ofcom today announced the next stage of its work to encourage competitive Next Generation Networks (NGNs).

NGNs use digital technology to connect telephone calls and other network traffic more efficiently than traditional telecoms networks. Internet Protocol (IP) based services can be developed more quickly and at lower cost to communications providers.

Over time NGNs will offer consumers a wider choice of innovative new products and more value for money. However to ensure these benefits are delivered, providers need to agree the technical and commercial arrangements for connecting to each other’s networks.

NGN development is a significant technological change which requires substantial investment and detailed planning. After a public consultation published in June 2005, Ofcom has today set out its approach to facilitating effective cross-industry coordination and to providing greater clarity to operators and investors about the regulatory framework for NGN development.