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Intel boosts Its standards-based telecom product portfolio

Intel Corp. today announced its second- generation AdvancedTCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) products.


June 7, 2005  


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Intel Corp. today announced its second- generation AdvancedTCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) products.

The products include three blades and related technologies that the company says will help manufacturers and service providers build more flexible and scalable IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) equipment and services.

AdvancedTCA is a series of industry-standard specifications for carrier-grade communications equipment that incorporates the latest trends in high-speed interconnect technologies, next-generation processors, and improved reliability, manageability and serviceability features.

The IMS architecture defines a set of industry-standard equipment built on modular communications platforms, such as AdvancedTCA, and allows communications and media services to be managed independently from the network itself. This enables a service provider to easily add, remove or scale new services across both fixed and mobile networks.

With a choice of standards-based or modular equipment from multiple vendors, service providers can base their IMS deployments on a common platform framework that can manage multiple applications, Intel said.

For example, a service provider could deploy and conduct trials with 10 different services from push-to-talk to network-based gaming, then scale the most successful service without complicated changes to core network elements.

“Intel’s communications infrastructure vision is to help the telecommunications industry make the transition from costly proprietary-based systems to flexible, standards-based platforms,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of the company’s communications infrastructure group.