Outsmart Telecom touts its new IMS platform as being able to mediate between IMS and legacy networks, thereby allowing service providers to maintain service continuity and offer IMS and legacy services on both networks - certainly a handy capability as a full migration to an IMS network infrastructure will take several years to happen.
As Outsmart tells it, service providers are faced with a number of challenges as to how to best provide new IMS services to users without a complete restructuring of their current network infrastructure, including:
* Introducing new IMS services to current legacy customers
* Allowing existing IN services to be used by IMS customers
* Guaranteeing IMS users service continuity while roaming between different coverage areas
Outsmart is releasing in the coming days an IMS platform that allows for not only voice call continuity over different coverage areas, but also service continuity. Built on three products, the platform mediates between IMS and legacy networks, allowing operators to maintain service continuity with the transition to new IMS network, and offer IMS and legacy services on both networks. Additionally, the platform ensures seamless handoff of calls between coverage areas.
Other news from Outsmart is a new global reseller agreement, in which Siemens AG will incorporate Outsmart's Mobility Management Application Server (MM-AS) into its IMS solution.