IMS Forum Plugfest Information

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IMS Forum Plugfest Information

The IMS Forum is announcing their IMS Plugfest, a large-scale testing event and series designed to “foster the interoperability of IMS applications and services for wireless, wireline and cable broadband networks.”
 
The first Plugfest of the proposed series will take place at the IMS Forum InterOperability Lab, a vendor-neutral testing center associated with the University of New Hampshire. For more information on the test facilities please click here.
 
According to the IMS Forum, “January’s Plugfest is the first in a series of IMS Forum test events scheduled throughout 2007 and 2008. The extended program will bring together dozens of leading service providers and vendors to work with the IMS Forum to develop test plans, a long-term roadmap and industry-recognized IMS applications and services interoperability certification.”
 
Online registration information is available at the IMS Forum Web site. IMS Forum member companies as well as non-members are invited to register.
 
January’s IMS Plugfest will center on functionality of the reference IMS test network, starting with the 3GPP R6 IMS specifications. This includes testing services including:
·        Presence
·        Instant messaging
·        Hosted IP PBX
·        VoIP supplemental services
·        Multimedia and
·        Roaming across multiple networks such as Mobile, WiFi, Wireline and Cable.
 
During 2007 - 2008 the IMS Forum Plugfest will validate interoperability for a number of IMS applications and services including:
·        VoIP
·        IPTV
·        Interactive video
·        Multimedia mail
·        Fixed-mobile convergence
·        Presence
·        Business services for vertical markets
·        Online gaming, and
·        Video and audio download.
 
If you are interested in learning more, contact Debbie Hetland, IMS Forum Program Manager.
 


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