SOURCE: NEC

October 08, 2007 08:00 ET

NEC Launches "Service Convergence Integrated Platform" on Global Market

Convergence of Voice and Multimedia Services

TOKYO--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - NEC Corporation today announced the worldwide release of a new converged multimedia and SIP voice solution, "Service Convergence Integrated Platform" (hereafter SCI Platform). The SCI Platform enables VoIP and multimedia services, as well as offering a small start for operators such as fixed-line carriers or broadband internet operators for smooth transition to an IMS-based next generation network "NGN" in the future.

The SCI Platform, realizing carrier-class quality, leverages blade-server architecture, and bundles a SIP server, an operation & maintenance server and service enablers into a compact, yet highly scalable all-in-one set. Operators can utilize the new platform to rapidly develop and provide VoIP and multimedia services or value-added services such as Presence and IP messaging.

The demand for VoIP and multimedia services is growing worldwide as the deployment of DSL and optical fiber-based access continues to grow at an explosive rate. The SCI Platform consolidates and leverages the comprehensive power of NEC field-proven SIP server range and enables operators to effectively and promptly deliver value-added services to create new revenue. Moreover, the new platform also ensures fast and easy installation and reduces the initial investment required for NGN services.

The major benefits of the SCI Platform are as follows:

1. A small start solution to establish Voice and Multimedia services

The new platform bundles all functions necessary for supporting voice and multimedia services such as SIP server, an operation & maintenance server, and service enablers, into a compact, all-in-one set.

2. New services to create additional carrier revenue

The new platform enables simple delivery of new services through a variety of service enablers, contributing to enhanced carrier profitability through improved competitiveness and increased ARPU.

3. Smooth transition to IMS-based NGN

SCI platform can be expanded from a small start to a large number of users. Outstanding scalability can be realized by the addition of a blade server. The new system supports migration from the initial stages of NGN to IMS-based NGN capability through the installation of new nodes.

NEC will demonstrate its thought leadership in broadband technologies at the Broadband World Forum event (Stand 5028), being held in Berlin from October 8-11. In addition, NEC will introduce the converged multimedia and SIP voice solution, "SCI Platform."

Main Functions of SCI Platform

Functions

SIP Server
Media Resource Application Server (IVR)
Call Control Application Server
Web Service Gateway
Application Server Database Server
Presence Application Server
Messaging Application Server
IP Messaging AS

*Some of the above functions are optional.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com.

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