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VoIP Technology Provider Sonus Joins IMS Forum as Founding Member
[February 22, 2006]

VoIP Technology Provider Sonus Joins IMS Forum as Founding Member

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Supplier of service provider VoIP infrastructure systems Sonus Networks Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will offer its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) advice as a founding member of the IMS Forum, formerly the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC).

According to the company's news release, the IMS Forum's mission is to "accelerate the adoption of IMS by providing an environment for discussion and resolution of real-world implementation issues, such as interoperability and standards-based architectures in the application layer."

"The universal adoption of IMS across all types of service providers and application developers around the globe provides a tremendous opportunity to reshape how we think about communications," said Steve Edwards, chief marketing officer, Sonus Networks. "Sonus has been a leading innovator in the VoIP industry and a strong advocate for standards-based interoperability. Our team has some of the deepest knowledge in the industry, and we're proud to leverage that expertise as a founding member of the IMS Forum working to promote the adoption of IMS protocols."
As a founding member of IMS Forum, Sonus will collaborate with other service providers, application developers, system integrators and government agencies to accelerate the development of IMS frameworks.
"Since the company's founding, Sonus has been focused solely on the development of carrier-class VoIP solutions, and as a founding member of the IMS Forum, Sonus' contributions will be invaluable in our efforts to promote IMS as the foundation for the next generation of communications networks," said Michael Khalilian, chairman and president, IMS Forum.
Sonus made news yesterday when it announced the deployment of the Sonus-certified consumer Voice over Broadband (c-VoBB) system to power my people wholesale's VoBB Network. The recently launched Sonus-certified c-VoBB Solution is an integrated IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-ready system designed to enable the rapid deployment of next-generation services. my people wholesale is using the Sonus platform to support a host of personalized services and applications. my people wholesale administers private label VoBB services for independent cable operators and other resellers throughout the U.S.
"In surveying several independent cable operators on the solutions they felt would best provide their customers with a high quality VoBB service, Sonus surfaced as one of the industry's most scalable, reliable and proven architectures available today. With Sonus, service providers like my people wholesale are able to simultaneously deliver high quality telephony service and enriched communication applications. The Sonus VoBB solution also allows service providers to seamlessly and cost effectively comply with developing IMS standards, maximizing their network investment. The Sonus VoBB solution features comprehensive support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) enabling the rapid integration of multiple services," noted Patrick Toomey, director of wholesale services for my people.
IMS Forum
Sonus Networks, Inc.
Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit Johanne Torres' columnist page.

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