The core infrastructure platform of NetCentrex will offer IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) interfaces by the summer of 2005.
The company, an enabler of convergent networks and next-generation services, said the new option would let it deploy both NetCentrex consumer and enterprise solutions, including IPCentrex, in any VoIP network using the IMS architecture.
NetCentrex already supports a range of full IP-based multimedia services for mobile service providers, including mobile-fixed converged VPNs and interactive multimedia servers for video and voice, video and voicemail, and a video service broker for broadband and UMTS networks. The enhanced IMS support confirms NetCentrex’s commitment to serve the UMTS service provider market.
“Once the DSL network has been upgraded to support fixed multimedia services, the next priority becomes convergence with the mobile network, beginning with seamless video communications between broadband lines and UMTS phones, and evolving into a universal mobile terminal which uses the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network at home or in the office, and the GSM or UMTS network while on the move,” said Pierre-Yves Le Berre, vice-president of business development at NetCentrex.