Telepo teams with Sun to boost UC offering

Collaboration to drive faster time to market of new services and applications in what could be an essential business tool for organisations

In an attempt to make an early grab for market share in the nascent field of unified communications (UC), IT giant Sun Microsystems has announced an official collaboration with enterprise mobility and converged communication solutions provider Telepo.

IT and telecoms firms alike are pinning big hopes on the development of UC throughout 2008, buoyed no doubt by from research from firms such as Gartner and IDC.

Telepo for one believes that it has identified an increasing need for mobile unified communication solutions among large and is confident that it will become an essential business tool for organisations.

The collaboration between the two companies includes broad technology cooperation, software development and testing together with Sun’s solution architects of Project Sailfin, the open source-based communication software.

Telepo’s software solutions will run on Sun’s hardware and Sun Java Communications Application Server (SJSCAS). SJSCAS is an open source Project Sailfin service convergence platform that forms the core of a Service Delivery Platform to facilitate deployment of multimedia communications services.

For Telepo this relationship enables clustering support for large scale telecom graded systems with high availability and scalability. Telepo will not have to maintain the SIP server itself, which it feels will lead to faster time to market of new services and applications.

Commenting on the deal Lars-Michaël Paqvalén, CEO of Telepo said, “We will now be able to further increase the scalability and performance of the Telepo Business Communication Solution in order to address large enterprises and operators.”

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