Thursday, June 28, 2007

AT&T Defines Service Creation Platform

The idea for CARTS originated years ago when AT&T developed the next-generation network vision that spawned its "Concept of One" idea -- a single, MPLS-based network that would unify all of AT&T's services. (See AT&T’s New Gods.)

T-Mobile first in US with long-awaited UMA cell-to-WiFi service

In order to take advantage of the service at home, users need to have access to an 802.11 network; they can set up one on their own or purchase a Linksys router from T-Mobile as part of the package. They can also use any number of public WiFi access points or one of T-Mobile's roughly 8,000 WiFi HotSpots. Users will also need to have one of the currently two capable phones offered by the carrier. Those phones are the Nokia 6086 and the Samsung T409—a disappointing choice to some—but T-Mobile has expressed enthusiasm about the service and has promised to make more UMA phones available in the future. Current T-Mobile phones that have WiFi capabilities can't be used with @Home service.

Friday, June 22, 2007

BT’s Bross steals CTO show

BT’s Bross steals CTO show: "Integrating Web 2.0 capabilities into IP multimedia subsystems (IMS) is another considerable challenge, said Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president of technology and CTO for Verizon. “Web 2.0 is an unbelievable enabler, and IMS won’t realize its total vision until it finds a better way to incorporate Web 2.0,” he said."

Monday, June 18, 2007

3GPP, ETSI Fold IMS Work Together

Both IMS and TISPAN comprise next-generation network standards efforts designed to forge a higher signaling and control plane infrastructure layer to support delivery of content and applications to subscribers across any fixed or mobile network or device.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Thomson Now Manages More than 6 Million VoIP Lines - VoIP Monitor

Thomson announces that more than 6 million VoIP telephony lines deployed by operators around the world are managed by Cirpack Class-5 voice switches from Thomson. This represents a 50% growth of users in just six months. Class 5 voice switches allow operators to provide primary line telephony with emergency numbers and legal intercept with advanced voice features such as call forwarding and call conferencing to their customers.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ericsson Acquires Service Delivery Platforms Provider Drutt Corporation

Ericsson announces it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Drutt Corporation, a world leading provider of Service Delivery Platform (SDP) solutions. This deal represents yet another step in Ericsson's ambition to become the leader in multimedia.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Aepona, Appium Announce Merger

Aepona, a global provider of telecoms software products and services headquartered in Belfast, United Kingdom and Appium, a leading technology vendor offering Telecom Application Server and Service Creation Environment products based in Malmö, Sweden, today announced that they will merge to create the world’s leading independent vendor for the Telecom Service Layer.