Lucent completes multinational IMS interoperability test

02 Nov 2006
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Lucent Technologies announced that it successfully participated in the MultiService Forum's global multi-vendor interoperability IP Multimedia System (IMS) trial.

The recent two-week event was hosted by five leading carriers - British Telecom, KT, NTT, Verizon Communications, and Vodafone -- and involved interoperability among 26 vendors' equipment in five laboratories around the world, including the interoperability laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.

Lucent provided equipment in Verizon's Waltham, MA lab, the same lab where Lucent recently successfully completed a separate IMS trial with the service provider.

Verizon conducted an extensive trial of Lucent's IMS solution, which could help Verizon deliver new IP based multimedia blended services over a variety of access technologies.

For its trial with Verizon and the global IMS interoperability event, Lucent supplied a range of TISPAN- and 3GPP-compliant elements from its IMS solution, including the Lucent Session Manager, Lucent Service Broker, Lucent Unified Subscriber Data Server, Lucent SurePay Real-time Rating and Charging Engine, Lucent Feature Server, Lucent Network Gateway, Lucent Signaling Gateway and Lucent Network Controller.

The MultiService Forum (MSF) is a global association of service providers, system suppliers and test equipment vendors committed to developing and promoting open architectures.

'The MSF's interoperability trial is another key milestone for the deployment of the IMS service delivery architecture that is already being implemented by Lucent customers globally,' said Roger Heinz, vice president, Lucent Technologies Converged Core Solutions.

The MSF trial tested multi-vendor interoperability within the IMS service framework. The event trial validated the MSF Release 3 Implementation that supports the industry's TISPAN and 3GPP IMS standards.

'Verizon's trial demonstrated the ability of our market-leading IMS solution to deliver both consumer and business Voice over IP.

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