NEC and Juniper extend IMS-FMC partnership

22 Nov 2006

Japanese equipment manufacturer NEC and US-based Juniper Networks have announced the extension of their existing next-generation network (NGN) partnership, to include the development of IP multimedia subsystems (IMS)-based fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solutions for the service provider market. According to a report on TelecomDirect News’ website, the pair will group together their resources to target fixed, cellular and wireless internet access providers with their IMS-FMC products. The pair have been working together since 2001, and recently cooperated on a project concerning the development of secure VoIP solutions for the Japanese market based on NEC’s VoIP solutions and Juniper Networks’ network-security platforms. In March this year the two unveiled plans to develop NGN solutions jointly.

Japan, Juniper Networks, NEC