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Nokia and Telenor R&D Join Forces to Trial Converged Services
Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Telenor R&D announced today that they are
jointly trialing services for fixed and mobile environments using
Fixed-Mobile Convergence technologies.
The results of the research and development collaboration include the
ability to deliver IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services over Nokia's
D500 DSLAM multiservice broadband platform; VoIP calls between mobile and
fixed SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) clients; and establishing test
capabilities for gaming and video sharing on a converged platform.
The joint project began in 2005, seeking to assess how different IP
services can be delivered over multiple access technologies like
WLAN/DSL, GSM and WCDMA to a multiradio device such as the Nokia E60. The
Fixed-Mobile Convergence architecture is based on SIP technology and the
Nokia IMS solution. With converged IP services, users will be able to
integrate voice, video, text, content sharing and presence in a single
communications session, regardless of the access network; for example,
VoIP could be used over both a fixed network and WLAN (Wireless LAN)
using IMS. The joint project will continue until end of 2006.
"The shift towards IP convergence over the next few years is clear to
Telenor. Introducing an IMS-based architecture is central to this
development," says Hans-Christian Haugli, CEO Telenor R&D. "Taking a
proactive role in the development positions us well to offer IP-based
multimedia services to our customers."
"We are very pleased with our fruitful cooperation with Telenor," says
Finn Erik Hermansen, General Manager, Nokia Norway. "The results that we
have achieved together are paving the way for converged IP services that
will be richer, more efficient and more fun than ever before."
As defined by 3GPP standard, IMS will form the heart of the converged
network of the future, and will provide authentication, roaming and
network interconnectivity for IP-enabled terminals. The use of IP in core
networks makes possible new service concepts and convergence between
fixed and mobile networks.
Nokia is the front runner in IMS for fixed and mobile networks, with over
70 references for IMS solutions, such as Push to talk over Cellular and
video sharing. Nokia has also taken the lead in fixed mobile
convergence, with 11 network customers.
Telenor is a leading telecommunications provider with significant
commitments in emerging markets in Europe and Asia and a key position in
the Nordic region. Telenor is one of the world's largest mobile operators
with more than 74.5 million subscriptions (100 % figures all companies).
Telenor is the leading telecommunications company in Norway and the
largest provider of TV services to the Nordic market. Total workforce is
23,400 man-years of which 12,400 are outside Norway. Telenor R&D gives
important contributions to innovation and new services.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and
sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to
each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and
innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for
imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions
and services for network operators and corporations.