The IMS Forum, an industry association that considers itself the voice of IP convergence, today announced it will h...
May 18, 2006
The IMS Forum, an industry association that considers itself the voice of IP convergence, today announced it will host its annual meeting at the upcoming GlobalComm 2006 conference next month in Chicago.
In addition, it will provide an IMS technology demonstration developed in conjunction with Forum members Cantata, UTStarcom, Sonus Networks Inc. and BayPackets, Inc.
The mission of the forum is to accelerate the adoption of IP multimedia subsystems (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.
“IMS will allow previously proprietary services and applications such as instant messaging, video, picture and text transfer and e-mail to coexist on one network,” said forum chairman Michael Khalilian.
“When fully realized, (it) will pave the way for true multimedia applications – both voice and video – to be used through multiple forms of access such as 3G mobile phones as well as through traditional Internet access methods including corporate LANs and broadband connections.”