Amdocs Demos IMS Charging

Amdocs participates in industry showcase for a seamless and profitable IMS service lifecycle

November 5, 2007

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DALLAS -- Amdocs (NYSE: DOX - News), the leading provider of customer experience systems, today announced that it will demonstrate its convergent IMS charging solution as part of TM Forum's Seamless OSS/BSS for IMS Services Catalyst Project. The demonstration will showcase Amdocs' role in aligning next generation business and operations support systems (BSS and OSS) with IMS-based offerings. Additionally, Amdocs will jointly demonstrate with HP an IMS interoperability reference model to enable a new level of charging and billing flexibility. Both demonstrations will be showcased at Management World Dallas 2007 taking place this week.

The Catalyst Project

The Seamless OSS/BSS for IMS Services Catalyst Project was sponsored by China Unicom and Chunghwa Telecom with the objective of providing a unique industry reference model to enable service providers to transform IMS-based technology into business value. China Unicom is a multi-play service provider supporting more than 140 million wireless subscribers in China and the third largest mobile operator in the world. Chunghwa Telecom is the largest multi- play provider in Taiwan with more than 20 million subscribers. These service providers are committed to delivering the superior customer experience associated with ubiquitous, network- and device-agnostic access to blended voice-data-content services that is enabled by a common IMS architecture. Both China Unicom and Chunghwa Telecom will roll out IMS platforms to centralize support for their entire scope of offerings, including new IMS- based services as well as legacy voice and data services.

The current Catalyst Project will present the lifecycle of an IMS-based video-telephony service offered across a range of devices, including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) phones and laptops. It will present a unique industry reference model for seamless support for IMS offerings in a multi- vendor systems environment, including Microsoft's Connected Services Framework as part Chunghwa Telecom's One Stop Service Manager for service activation, ZTE's IMS-based multi-network convergence solution for session control, and the Amdocs IMS Charging solution for converged charging and mediation.

"Having tested the fundamental functions of IMS network elements over the past year, it is clear to us that next generation OSS and BSS are crucial for monetizing IMS services," said Zhang Zhijiang, general manager, Technology Department, China Unicom. "This IMS Catalyst Project is valuable in adding industry insight around the creation of an OSS/BSS environment that is in line with the TM Forum New Generation Operations Systems and Software -- or NGOSS -- framework and evolving interfaces standards such as 3GPP."

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