Sunday, July 10, 2005

China Unicom Deploys Sylantro/Alcatel NGN

Sylantro Systems has teamed with Alcatel to deliver an integrated NGN solution to China United Telecommunications Corporation Ltd. (China Unicom). The solution combines Sylantro's application feature servers with Alcatel's 5020 Call Session Controller, enabling China Unicom to provide advanced broadband services for the Shanghai Metropolitan area and customers in 8 provinces. The project was conducted through Alcatel Shanghai Bell. Financial terms were not disclosed.

China Unicom's next-generation network is based upon the Alcatel 5020 Softswitch, which has extended the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) model beyond mobile communications to the fixed IP network -- allowing user-centric services with multimedia applications such as video phones. The Sylantro application feature servers are deployed using IMS architecture and are used to deliver business voice services with capabilities such as find me/follow me, single-number service and click-to-call with customized, localized browser-based portals.

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