|Siemens Announces Next Generation Telecom Architecture|
Posted: 24-Feb-2004 [Source: Siemens Mobile]
[The Next Generation Telecom Architecture from
Siemens mobile leverages the use of interoperable industry standards including AdvancedTCA, carrier grade Linux, and SA-Forum's application
interface specifications for high availability middleware.]
Cannes, France -- At the 3GSM Congress in Cannes, the Siemens Information and Communication mobile Group (Siemens mobile) announced the introduction of its "Next Generation Telecom Architecture", a standards-based platform model designed to speed development and simplify mobile service deployment for carriers.
Siemens is the industry's first telecommunications equipment provider to present a comprehensive concept for next generation mobile infrastructure
including a hardware platform based on the new industry standard Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA). The new hardware platform will be developed using application and network processors from Intel, delivering
industry-leading performance to meet the growing demands on network resources.
Infrastructure network elements were previously based on proprietary, product-specific hardware, but the Next Generation Telecom Architecture from
Siemens mobile will leverage the use of interoperable industry standards including AdvancedTCA, carrier grade Linux, and SA-Forum's application interface specifications for high availability middleware. Siemens will increasingly implement transport, control and service network elements as software applications based on a common modular hardware platform approach. In particular, providers of 3G mobile services will benefit from this transition due to the need for rapid deployments and network build outs.
Networks and applications that meet the particularly high demands placed by operators on their infrastructure are considered "carrier grade". As operating system for its Next Generation Telecom Architecture, Siemens will
utilize Carrier Grade Linux (CGL), an open source, highly reliable solution designed specifically for developing and operating sophisticated voice, data
or mobile applications. Specifications for Carrier CGL were developed in cooperation with industry leading technology vendors and network equipment
providers under guidance of the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL). Positioned between the network applications and the AdvancedTCA hardware is the TSP7000 middleware developed by Siemens, whose recovery and high-availability features already provide today's networks with 99.999
percent reliability. In the future, TSP7000 will meet the platform and application interface specifications as defined by the Service Availability Forum (SAF), further enhancing application portability and simplifying
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