IP Subsystem aids development of multimedia services.

Press Release Summary:

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) v3.0 provides open architecture over which service providers, platform providers, and terminal providers can work together to introduce diversified multimedia services. Simplifying network deployment process, it enables carriers to create subscriber-focused architecture based on Fixed/Mobile Convergence and CT-IT convergence, which opens up network and service capabilities and promotes healthy environment for IMS applications.

Original Press Release:

Huawei Releases the Industry-First FMC IMS Solution: IMS 3.0

Open architecture for the development of multimedia services

[ITU, Hong Kong - 6 December 2006] Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the commercial introduction of its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) 3.0 solution that provides an open architecture for the development of multimedia services.

Facing the challenges of intense competition and limited innovation of new services, Huawei IMS 3.0 is a solution that many carriers are looking for. Huawei IMS 3.0 solution is the first commercial Fixed/Mobile Convergence (FMC) solution in the industry that complies with both 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project ) and TISPAN (Telecoms & Internet converged Services & Protocols for Advanced Networks), and provides an open architecture over which service providers, platform providers, and terminal providers can work together to introduce diversified multimedia services. With the solution, carriers can create a subscriber-focused architecture based on FMC and CT-IT convergence, which opens up network and service capabilities, and promotes a healthy environment for IMS applications.

Based on a common hardware and software platform, Huawei IMS solution can help simplify the network deployment process and decrease capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenditures (OPEX) for carriers. Huawei and its partners have released scale commercial use of services, such as voice call continuity (VCC), IP Centrex, and Blended Services. These services can help carriers accelerate their steps from the existing network to a FMC network smoothly, protect customers' investment efficiently. The VCC service in particular takes the lead in realizing bi-directional senseless handover. The guarantee of quality of service (QoS) and unified session control and user database will bring a high quality experience to subscribers, which is different from traditional internet service.

"With the deployment of the IMS 3.0 solution, we believe that this open, converged All-IP architecture will become a platform for innovations, through which carriers, consumers and our partners in services, platform and terminal domains will benefit," said Mr Ding Yun, president of Huawei core network. "Carriers will easily be able to consolidate resources, information and customer requirements, and at the same time continue to release cutting-edge services."

Huawei has been promoting the IMS industry chain, together with over 100 industry-leading partners in service, platform, access and terminal domains. In December, 2004, Huawei established joint labs with a number of partners, providing an environment for interoperability tests and service experience and delivering competitive solutions for carriers.

Mike McHugh, vice president and general manager, BEA WebLogic Communications Platform, BEA Systems, Inc. said, "Both BEA and Huawei bring their unique strengths to this relationship. Recently, we completed IMS and SIP AS interoperability testing that demonstrated Huawei IMS and BEA WebLogic® SIP Server compliance with open standards. BEA has been integrated into the Huawei IMS eco-system and together they can provide an innovative service development environment for third-party development. This is designed to present our mutual customers with a great opportunity to leverage IMS technology and rapidly design, develop and deploy revenue-generating customer services. These services can then become part of a reusable palette that helps further speed up service design and delivery."

"We have successfully assisted large Service Providers around the world in deploying enhanced VoIP services for both business and consumer offerings and we bring this experience to our partnership." Marco Limena, President and CEO of Sylantro Systems Corp. said, "I am convinced that combining Sylantro's feature server with Huawei's core network and integration expertise is a winning combination for both flexibility and time-to-market."

Huawei has always been working on migration to All-IP network. In 2003, Huawei released V3 for its softswitch in Geneva, igniting core network's migration toward an All-IP network.Over the past three years, Huawei has deployed over 800 softswitch-based networks, helping over 100 carriers with their All-IP goals. The release of IMS 3.0 solution is a giant leap in the FMC evolution, strengthening Huawei's position as an industry-leader in the IP core network domain.

About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei") is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei's products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world's top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.

About BEA
BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA's SOA 360o platform is the industry's most unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy(TM) can be found at bea.com.

About Sylantro Systems Corp.
Sylantro Systems provides the premier software platform for business, consumer, and mobile hosted VoIP solutions. Sylantro allows network operators to rapidly deliver high value, high margin managed telephony services without the cost and complexity of today's in house PBX and key systems, giving users new flexibility in their communication services. Sylantro customers include AT&T, Bandwidth.com, China Netcom, China Unicom, Covad, QWEST, StarHub, SunRocket, and Swisscom. Sylantro is headquartered in Campbell, Calif, USA. For more information, please visit the Sylantro website: sylantro.com

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