IMS/NGN Forum


  • LTE: Breathing New Life Into IMS?
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    There’s no doubt that Long-Term Evolution (LTE) has played a major role in IMS’ comeback. But the rapid adoption of LTE and the resurgence of IMS are not as intrinsically linked as they may at first appear. ...More
    October 27, 2010 Posted in Blog, Customer Experience Management
  • NGN Forum Intros Smart Energy Forum
    The NGN Forum has launched a Smart Energy Forum which will focus on IP services used to power the smart grid, home grids and alternative energy sources such as wind and solar. ...More
    October 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • NGN Forum Publishes on Diameter and IP BSS/OSS
    Security and back-office operations are emerging as essential elements of the next-generation network. To help establish best practices and guidelines for their implementation, the NGN IMS Forum today published three new papers. ...More
    September 2, 2010 By Tim McElligott Posted in News, Service & Network Management
  • LTE Touring Bus: Part Disney, Part Main Street
    Alcatel-Lucent has a lot riding on LTE. That is both a business reality and, in this case, a useful pun for the company. ALU's president of LTE, Ken Wirth, talks about his company's opportunity from aboard the 53-foot Transformation Express. ...More
    July 29, 2010 By Tim McElligott Posted in News, Service Creation & Delivery
  • Comverse Leads Billing Effort at Plugfest 8
    The date has been set for the IMS/NGN Forum’s annual interoperability event known as Plugfest. Comverse and Mu Dynamics, the chairs of the forum’s two newest working groups, will drive the effort for billing and security for the October event.Plugfest 8 will ...More
    August 5, 2009 By Tim McElligott Posted in News
  • Aricent, IMS Forum Launch NGN Testing Web Site
    IMS Forum and Aricent have launched a new Web site that hosts an industry-wide collaborative platform of comprehensive test cases for the validation of IMS and NGN equipment and services.www.testngn.org claims to offer the industry’s first community-based, open ...More
    April 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • IMS Forum Launches Security Technical Working Group
    The NGN and IMS Forum announced at the Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo the creation of its BSS/OSS & Security Technical Working Group, a group designed to guide industry momentum for an integrated BSS/OSS framework to enable cost-effective transition to ...More
    April 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T, Verizon Looking at IMS in a Bad Economy
    The economy is in a tailspin, but that might be good news for IMS and the converged, all-IP, anywhere/anytime, revenue-generating applications it can enable. For instance, the IMS/NGN Forum told VON.com that there are definite “rumbles in the industry” about ...More
    February 25, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • IMS Forum’s Plugfest 6 Focuses on FMC
    The NGN IMS Forum released the results of its sixth plugfest, which tested roaming wireline and wireless applications and billing across a temporary, multi-operator IMS network set up across the United States, France, Israel and China. It was the first time the Forum tested ...More
    February 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Forum Sets Record Straight: IMS Is Here to Stay
    Based in part on the success of its latest interoperability events known as plugfests and in part by signs that vendors and service providers continue to move toward an IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture — whether they call it that or not — the IMS NGN ...More
    December 1, 2008 By Tim McElligott Posted in News
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