Thursday, June 14, 2007

Common IMS to be Centered in the 3GPP

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)announced an agreement on how to proceed with Common IMS meeting the needs of the fixed, mobile, cable and broadband wireless communities.

At the 3GPP Plenary meeting in Busan, Korea (29th May to 7th June) it was agreed to include Common IMS developments as part of 3GPP Release 8, which is expected to be functionally frozen by end 2007.

"ETSI TISPAN has taken the first steps in migrating fixed IMS requirements to 3GPP in a co-operation that will prevent fragmentation of IMS standards. A Common IMS, developed in one place, is a big step forward and will bring enormous economies of scale and reductions in capital and operational costs," commented Dr. Walter Weigel, ETSI Director-General.