Sunday, July 24, 2005

ATIS and MSF To Collaborate on Packet-Based Carrier Interconnection

ATIS and the MultiService Forum (MSF) have agreed to establish a collaborative relationship that will speed the development of secure, robust, carrier-grade packet-based interconnection and end-to-end QoS for next-generation networks.

The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that enables MSF and ATIS committees and working groups to better align work efforts and unite areas of relevant expertise towards the development of critical industry.

ATIS is a technical planning and standards development organization. Participants from more than 350 communications companies are active in ATIS' 22 industry committees and Incubator Solutions Program.

The MultiService Forum is a global association of service providers and system suppliers committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice switching systems. Its activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability, and encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies. http://www.atis.org

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