IPCC, ETSI Prep Carrier Tests

IPCC signs MOU with the ETSI Plugtests service

November 2, 2004

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ORLANDO, Fla. and SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France -- The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) and the Plugtests™ Service of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) announced today that they signed an MOU to work together on the ETSI Plugtests to cooperate on Service Providers (SP) Interconnection Specifications & Testing.

The IPCC Service Providers Interconnectivity Working Group defines interconnection rules and procedures for VoIP networks and for interconnecting VoIP islands nationally and globally. The ETSI Plugtests will have the first VoIP test event between Nov.29 and Dec 3, 2004. The event provides a unique opportunity for both organizations to focus on interoperability between devices interconnected around NGN interfaces, as well as the interworking between different protocols and bearer networks.

Under the terms of the agreement, IPCC will work with the ETSI Plugtests to provide input regarding specifications and requirements and to develop tests and proposals. The IPCC will inform its members about the schedule and the results of ETSI Plugtests.

"Our alliance with ETSI Plugtests brings an invaluable partner to the IPCC members in achieving our mutual goal of accelerating VoIP and packet communications," said Michael Khalilian, Chairman & President, IPCC.

ETSI is responsible for standardization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as Europe's contribution to the world-wide standardization effort.. ETSI Plugtests is the interoperability arm of ETSI. The ETSI Plugtests Service is a professional service that specializes in the organization of interoperability events for any telecommunication / Internet / Information Technology.

Philippe Cousin, The ETSI Plugtests manager, welcomed the cooperation on Service Provider Interconnection Specifications & Testing, he commented; "This is a logical step for ETSI Plugtests. In working with the IPCC and opening up communications between our testing communities; we are advancing the cause of global VoIP interoperability".

International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC)

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

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