Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Siemens to Resell BridgePort Networks' IMS Solutions

BridgePort Networks, a start-up developing a software-based gateway that enables the convergence of mobile and IP voice and data services, has signed a global reseller agreement with Siemens Communications. BridgePort's NomadicONE IMS Convergence Server (ICS) will be integrated into Siemens' IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) portfolio.

Under the terms of a global Software License Agreement, BridgePort Networks' product capabilities will now be part of Siemens' IMS/FMC solution to mobile, fixed and cable network operators worldwide.

The companies said their joint solution will provide operators with the ability to support true single phone number services. These can seamlessly handover an active voice call between circuit-switched cellular and Voice over IP over Wi-Fi networks by providing in-session switching of calls between networks.

The solution conforms to the technical requirements recently completed by the standards bodies 3GPP and 3GPP2 for IMS to circuit-switched seamless voice handover, known as Voice Call Continuity (VCC). The NomadicONE ICS is a specialized application server in the IMS architecture. It supports GSM, CDMA, UMTS and Wi-Fi networks and implements the IMS Controlled Model (ICM) method of seamless handover per 3GPP technical requirements, as well as the Call Transfer Model (CTM) method of handover, per 3GPP2 technical requirements.

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