Dallas, Texas - November 28, 2007 – ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that it successfully demonstrated the integration of its innovative IMS products with Telemanagement Forum's (TMF) New Generation Operations Systems and Software (NGOSS) framework as part of the TMF's Catalyst Project. The demonstration signifies the first seamless integration of an IMS platform with NGOSS framework in the industry.
"The project provided valuable experience to operators around the world in building an OSS/BSS system seamlessly supporting IMS services," said Mr. Zhang Zhijiang, General Leader of Technology Department, China Unicom.
The Catalyst Project was championed by China Unicom and Chunghwa Telecom with the objective of providing an industry reference model for service providers using the NGOSS framework to manage the IMS service provision and enable IMS-based services with flexible charging policies. The demonstration scenarios included deployment, activation, charging and management of a full-duplex, video-telephony service available for a range of devices including SIP video phones and laptops. ZTE's IMS core portfolio together with Amdocs' IMS charging solution and CRM system, Microsoft's Connected Service Framework for service activation, provided an end-to-end IMS solution to support subscription management, service fulfillment and billing, as demonstrated in the event.
"ZTE's IMS solutions lead the industry in quality, interoperability and technology innovation. Our solutions enable operators and service providers to offer differentiated services in a competitive world. Service providers everywhere can rely on ZTE for their most mission-critical IMS infrastructure needs," said Mr. Ye Zheng, general manager of IMS product line for ZTE Corporation.
As one of the few vendors in the industry that can provide end-to end solutions, ZTE has developed a complete IMS solution, ZIMS, by focusing on IMS technology while facilitating the Fixed Mobile convergence using 3GPP Releases 6, 7 and TISPAN NGN Release 1. ZIMS is an end-to-end solution including terminal, access, core, and service platform. It has proven interoperability with various access technologies including UMTS, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000, WLAN, WiMAX, Cable Broadband Access, and xDSL etc.
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