IBM Drives Next-Generation Telecommunications With New IP Multimedia Subsystem Solutions

Business Partners Work with IBM to Create Services to Help Service Providers Drive Revenues and Lower Costs

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Chicago, IL, SUPERCOMM 2005, - 07 Jun 2005: IBM today demonstrated another example of an IP Multimedia Subsystem at SUPERCOMM 2005 underscoring its commitment to continued investment in its IMS strategy and leveraging its business partner ecosystem.

The IMS solutions are developed in conjunction with business partners in the IBM PartnerWorld Telecommunications Industry Network, enabling telecommunications service providers to rapidly create, deploy and scale new revenue-generating services while reducing capital and operating expenses.  More than 800 software providers and consultants are working with IBM to deliver solutions for next-generation telecommunications. 

"Convergence in the telecommunications industry is making multimedia services available today regardless of network, device, and location, and there is mounting competition for customers," said Vanitha Narayanan, Director, IBM Telecommunications Solutions and Partner Management. "Differentiation is key to survival and winning. IBM's technology and services expertise along with our growing network of business partners, allows us to jointly deliver end-to-end IMS solutions to our clients, enabling them to maintain competitive advantage, increase revenue and reduce costs."

Helping to drive the evolution from existing networks to a converged network, IBM IMS solutions integrate pre-existing and evolving components in an open computing standards environment. IBM's IMS solutions enable network operators to deliver an enhanced user experience while gaining an added-value network and a service roadmap that can be easily controlled. More specifically, these solutions can help service providers:

Partner Solutions
AudioCodes, BayPackets, Brooktrout Technology, Leapstone Systems, NexTone Communications, Qualphone, Terraplay Systems and Ubiquity Software are among the 800 business partners working with IBM to deliver next-generation telecommunications solutions.  These companies are demonstrating their solutions with IBM at SUPERCOMM 2005.  The companies are part of IBM's PartnerWorld Telecommunications Industry Network.  The IBM

PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today.

IBM at SUPERCOMM 2005
IBM will be in booth #64045 at SUPERCOMM 2005 demonstrating three scenarios that use the IBM IMS solution architecture: an SIP wireless phone demonstrating next-generation VoIP service integration; a pre-paid gaming solution on IBM BladeCenter E (enterprise) and BladeCenter T (telco) and combination phones supporting mobile to Wi-Fi (fixed to mobile convergence).

For more information on IBM's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) strategy or solutions please stop by the booth or visit www.ibm.com/industries/telecom.

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