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i3forum’s Technology Workgroup Releases New Recommendations for 2018

Our Technology workgroup, formally the IMS group has updated three of its deliverables to reflect the impact that new initiatives will have on future telecoms technologies.

As our industry transforms, we’ve expanded our IMS workgroup to account for new initiatives and smart technologies that impact Carrier business. This transformation has been reflected directly in how we run our workgroup by expanding the scope of our work and becoming the “Technology workgroup”.

Over the last 12 months the members have been working on updating existing deliverables to support transformation in the industry. The group unites players from across the Carrier ecosystem to take on some of the biggest challenges that face Carrier businesses. We’ve been extremely active in creating recommendations and deliverables that support our industry and help to solve these issues.

Our Technology workgroup has created documents and guidelines that can create value through collaboration.

This year we’ve worked on updating our deliverables:

  • Technical & Commercial Analysis of International Interconnection & Roaming Services – This document provides the i3forum’s perspective on IMS services development, focusing on the role of and the impact on International Carriers.

The document has been updated with:

  • Business Considerations in 2017 – 2018
  • Updates to the document to simplify the structure and text

 

  • End-to-End Service Interoperability – The document looks into the interoperability issues related to the international interconnection of multi-service IMS-based platforms with a focus on voice and video services that come from fixed and mobile networks.

The document has been updated with:

  • ENUM Proxy Model
  • Call Line Identification Management
  • Quality of Service for Media Services
  • Security Recommendations

 

  • Recommendations for Network to Network Interface Specification – This document provides the workgroups perspective on the definition of Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) between multi-service IMS-based platforms. It aims to facilitate the implementation time of IMS NNI.

The document has been updated with:

  • Updates to the document to simplify the structure and text

 

We’ll be announcing more documents for 2019 with new deliverables and initiatives. We encourage everyone to get involved across the Carrier ecosystem, so we can truly make IMS a success. The benefit of working together is that we can coalesce and deliver real benefits and practical outcomes.

 

Our updated documents can be viewed here:

IMS-BASED SERVICES – SERVICE INTEROPERABILITY R.1.1

IMS-BASED SERVICES – NETWORK – NETWORK INTERFACE DEFINITION R.1.1

IMS-BASED SERVICES – TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL INTERCONNECTION AND ROAMING SERVICES R.3

 

Since its inception 10 years ago, the i3forum’s main objective has been to bring together the international Carrier ecosystem to enable and accelerate transformation. If you’d like to collaborate and drive new initiatives with the i3forum you can join here join the workgroup or the i3forum please follow the link below:

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