Tuesday, February 15, 2005

IPCC Establishes Wireless Wireline Convergence Working Group

The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) has established a new Working Group to define reference architectures that provide feature transparency and seamless mobility across wireline (DSL, Fiber, Cable), and wireless (3G, WiFi, WiMAX) networks. This Working Group was founded by the following IPCC members: Alcatel, Brooktrout, Cisco, Convedia, eLEC, Sonus, Tekelec, Time Warner Telecom, UTStarcom.

The new working group will focus on defining reference architectures for an access agnostic network that will provide feature transparency and seamless mobility across wireline broadband (DSL, Fiber, and Cable) and wireless media (2.5G, 3G, WiFi, WiMAX). Its work will include mobile handover between 2G/3G and WiFi/WiMAX and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) within 3GPP. It will investigate other areas where efficiencies may be achieved in operations and capital costs. This working group will also liaise with the appropriate standards bodies such as, ANSI, ETSI, IETF, 3GPP, and the DSL and WiMAX Forums to expedite the proposed reference architecture.

The IPCC encourages service providers, vendors and enterprises interested to become involved with the Wireless Wireline Convergence Working Group. Contact: Michael Khalilian, M.Khalilian@PacketComm.Orghttp://www.packetcomm.org


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