Monday, March 26, 2007

Tekelec and HP Partner on IMS-based Multimedia Services

Tekelec announced an agreement with HP to accelerate the deployment of multimedia services based on the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS).

The solution includes IMS core network infrastructure, service enablers, operational and business support system linkages and application service offerings that enable the delivery of subscriber-centric services spanning wireless, wireline and broadband networks.

IMS core network elements in the solution include the following:

  • Call state control function (CSCF) and home subscriber server (HSS)

  • Service enablers such as the media resource function (MRF), presence server, electronic numbering (ENUM), group list management and voice call continuity (VCC) platforms

  • Multimedia applications such as enhanced voice services, instant messaging (IM) and multimedia content sharing (e.g., "see what I see")

  • Integration with back-office and legacy systems.

The companies have completed interoperability testing between the Tekelec TekCore Session Manager -- a CSCF platform -- and the HP OpenCall home subscriber server (HSS). TekCore provides CSCF capabilities The HP OpenCall HSS is derived from the HP OpenCall Home Location Register, which provides mobility management for 35 service providers and more than 200 million subscribers. As a core building block in IMS networks, the HP OpenCall HSS acts as the master database for both 3G and IMS subscribers, providing service data, feature lists and subscriber information.

The companies said they have deployed the joint solution, including third-party IMS applications such as multi-instance gaming, in the HP Intel Solution Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition, Tekelec and HP are working with service providers to extend their IMS trials with the new elements of the joint IMS-based solution.