IMS Interoperability – Getting Ahead of the Deployment Curve
IMS is often presented as the “Holy Grail” of network architectures that will enable carriers to choose best of breed components from multiple vendors. In reality, vendors and service providers must jointly invest significant effort to achieve interoperability based on open standards. The MultiService Forum (MSF), a leading industry body comprising carriers and equipment manufacturers, will be doing just that later this year with the world’s first IMS interoperability test event, the Global MSF Interop (GMI) 2006. Join PodTech.net, as we talk with MSF president, BT’s Roger Ward, and MetaSwitch’s Jon Rowland, a technical contributor and vice-chair of the MSF architecture committee.