“Atos Origin and jNetX launch at ITU Telecom World 2006 new convergence telecom services for cost effective cross-boundary roll-out”
Hong Kong, Madrid, London, 4 December 2006
Atos Origin and jNetX, Inc., today announced the launch at ITU Telecom World 2006 of its Next Generation Intelligent Network (NGIN) platform to run a rich set of convergence services. These services are developed and delivered by Atos Origin using the service creation and execution environments from jNetX, the market leader for standards-based (JAIN™ SLEE), programmable service platforms. Atos Origin is present at ITU Telecom World 2006 which takes place in Hong Kong from 4th-8th December - Booth 3, Spanish pavilion (Hall 7-9).
The NGIN platform enables the real fixed/mobile convergence on top of both legacy and IMS infrastructures. The jNetX platform differs form traditional Intelligent Network platforms in that it is a Standards-based Java platform, using fundamental characteristics of IT application servers for ease of use and open programmability.
A major benefit of the new Convergence Service Solution is the rapid and cost effective design and roll-out of homogenous services across all subsidiaries of a global telecom operator's group. This portability can be achieved without the technical complexity and cost inconvenience traditionally associated to global operations. A service can be written once and subsequently deployed multiple times across the various operating companies - irrespective of the underlying network characteristics and network vendors. The solution enables a complete range of facilities for a mobile office environment and home communications services that can be used from fixed, mobile or hybrid terminals alike regardless of the end user's location.
Cees de Jong, Senior Vice President Global Telecom Market at Atos Origin states: “We selected jNetX as our platform partner because it offers Convergent Service platforms that seamlessly bridge the IT and IP network domains. Once an operator has selected a solution for any country, it can be easily ported to any other country where it operates, even if it has different technology, vendors or services”.
Gary Miles, CEO of jNetX says: “The next two to five years will be very interesting as network delivery technologies continue to evolve towards an IT (including IP Multimedia Subsystem and Service Delivery Platform oriented approach). Operators face many challenges as they transition their proprietary IN services to programmable telecom application servers and IP connectivity. The selection of JAIN SLEE technology to provide Convergent Service Platform capabilities will both accelerate the transition to IP while extending the life of existing circuit switched network capabilities, progressively enriching the end-user experience”.
Atos Origin's turnover in the telecoms industry is close to €1 billion. It delivers consulting (through Atos Consulting), systems integration and outsourcing expertise to 350 customers around the world, including major telecom operators in Europe such as France Telecom, KPN, Telecom Italia and Vodafone. Atos Origin has been active in the telecoms market for more than 20 years.
Next Generation Intelligent Network (NGIN) services simplify and standardize the telecom operator's network, enabling faster time-to-market, increased innovation, lower TCO, and portability of services and products across platforms, network equipment and OpCos. NGIN also avoids vendor lock-in, transforming the network arena from a closed market controlled by the incumbent supplier to one that is open and competitive.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
jNetX was founded in 2001 to develop and market the key service components of truly programmable and convergent SS7 and IP service domains. The jNetX platform - complying with the major open standards including 3GPP, JCP (JAIN SLEE), IETF (SIP), OMA and other Parlay specifications - is a key element of a modern Service Delivery Environment; unlocking traditional Intelligent Network based services, offering a complete IMS and Pre-IMS Application Server set (OSA SCS, IM-SSF, SCIM and SIP-AS) and at the same time exposing the necessary Network Capabilities/Enablers to the IT domain (Web Services: SOA domain). Unlike the majority of vendors on the market, the jNetX platform gives back to the operator the power and flexibility to drive their marketing and product roadmaps, own their services logic and react quickly to market threats and opportunities. jNetX has built a global ecosystem of certified partners, providing a rich set of communication services that can port easily from one operator to the next – irrespective of underlying network specifics. Thanks to those open standards, jNetX counts one of the strongest developer communities on the marketplace for Telecom-based, time critical services. Further information is available at www.jNetX.com.
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