Tuesday, March 8, 2005

SIP Forum Announces New Technical Working Group

The SIP Forum has formed a new Technical Working Group (TWG) charged with bridging the gap between Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) specifications and real-world industry practices. Goals for the new Technical Working Group include producing documents specifying best industry practices, and making the SIP protocol and its extensions more accessible to implementers. Additionally, this working group will develop SIP protocol test suites allowing implementers to better prepare for interoperability events and certification programs.


The new working group is headed by Rohan Mahy, chief voice architect of Airespace. Mahy is co-chair of both the IETF SIP and SIPPING working groups. http://www.sipforum.org

  • In January, Cisco Systems agreed to acquire Airespace, a provider of wireless LAN systems, for approximately $450 million in stock and assumed options. Airespace's product portfolio includes WLAN controllers, Access Points, WLAN Management and Location Software, and Security capabilities, including IDS.

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