MobileIGNITE Approved as a Market Representation Partner for the Third Generation Partnership Project 2.CHICAGO -- Relationships Now Established with Both Leading Mobile Standards Bodies Will Help Accelerate Fixed-Mobile Convergence Interoperability for Worldwide Markets
MobileIGNITE, the leading industry association fostering collaboration to accelerate fixed-mobile convergence (FMC See fixed mobile convergence. ), today announced that it was unanimously accepted as a Market Representation Partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP GPP Government Performance Project
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The Third Generation Partnership Project 2 is a collaborative Third Generation (3G) telecommunications specification-setting project comprising North American and Asian interests. 3GPP2 will now look to MobileIGNITE, as a Market Representation Partner, for consensus market requirements in the area of FMC interoperability and applications. MobileIGNITE joins the current select group of 3GPP2 Market Representation Partners which currently include: CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. Development Group, IPv6 Forum, and International 450 Association.
"It is an honor to be chosen as a 3GPP2 Market Representation Partner and provide the collective expertise of our member companies on FMC application interoperability to the 3GPP2 organizational partners," said Leo Nikkari, Executive Director, MobileIGNITE.
"The CDMA Development Group looks to 3GPP2 for technical standards for service providers implementing fixed-mobile convergence solutions, and we look forward to working with MobileIGNITE," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG (CDMA Development Group, Costa Mesa, CA, www.cdg.org) A membership organization founded in 1995 that promotes CDMA wireless systems worldwide. It is involved with developing new features and services and promoting standards that provide global compatibility and interoperability. , which was the first MRP (Material Requirements Planning) An information system that determines what assemblies must be built and what materials must be procured in order to build a unit of equipment by a certain date. appointed to 3GPP2.
MobileIGNITE previously announced Market Representation Partner Status with 3GPP. Both 3GPP and 3GPP2 are working on finalizing Voice Call Continuity (VCC An electronics designation that refers to voltage from a power supply connected to the "collector" terminal of a bipolar transistor. In an NPN bipolar (BJT) transistor, it would be +Vcc, while in a PNP transistor, it would be -Vcc. ) standards for IMS (1) See IP Multimedia Subsystem.
(2) (Information Management System) An early IBM hierarchical DBMS for IBM mainframes. IMS was widely implemented throughout the 1970s under MVS and continues to be used under z/OS. based seamless handover between cellular circuit switched voice and voice over Wi-Fi Transmitting IP-based telephone calls (VoIP) over a Wi-Fi network. Voice over Wi-Fi (Vo-Fi) provides enhancements to the 802.11 standards for handling the real time environment of voice calls. With a single mode Vo-Fi phone, users can make calls only within a Wi-Fi hotspot. in the IMS domain. MobileIGNITE counts an interoperability best practices and protocol implementation agreement work effort based on the VCC technical requirements from 3GPP and 3GPP2 as one of the key activities underway in its Interoperability Group. The output of this work will be made available to both 3GPP and 3GPP2 via the Market Representation Partner mechanism.
To view the 3GPP2 Release, go to: http://www.3gpp2.org/Public_html/News/MI_3GPP2_MRP.pdf
MobileIGNITE is an independent industry association of leading service providers and vendors that collaborate on accelerating the time to market for multi-vendor fixed-mobile convergence solutions that work in existing fixed and mobile networks with a smooth transition to the IP Multimedia System (IMS) environment. Key initiatives include interoperability best practices, market requirements development and liaison with industry standards organizations and other industry groups. Further information and application procedures may be found at www.mobileignite.org.