spc_myles_telos 12/4/2012 | 9:44:27 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core high level, what did they actually do?
Mobile IP across different transport networks?
standardsarefun 12/4/2012 | 9:43:35 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core A few years ago MWIF was interesting but it looks like the real story for all-IP networking is now firmly in the hands of 3GPP. This is particularly the case since 3GPP2 is now planning to align with the 3GPP results.

The MWIF demo by Telcordia and Toshiba is then really only a demo of a draft concept that no-one will adopt.

P.S. The real standard fight will be between 3GPP and IETF over the use of SIP .. but that's another story
spc_myles_telos 12/4/2012 | 9:43:31 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core what kind of "concept" did they demo?
wirelessexpert 12/4/2012 | 9:43:21 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core Finally, I am back home, I have done a 3 month tour to meet with several European and Asian wireless operators to see what is in and what is out. On minds of most of these operators is how do I bring wireless data and all the associated enhanced data services to their subscriber base. Majority of these operators overwhelmingly want to use their equipment they already deployed. The reason being is, it is too painful to rip out a newly deployed GGSN (Europe) and or PDSN (Asia). The number one pain point is investment but other reasons were given as interface issues, training operations on the new platform, etc.

With that said, companies that are making the next generation GGSN and PDSN do not seem to be getting traction. Companies that are directly addressing the operator pain points are getting a lot of traction and I have heard 2 to 3 companies mentioned consistently that are addressing these issues. I think it will be a matter of time before these 2 to 3 companies take the market by storm!
spc_King 12/4/2012 | 9:43:21 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core So how about putting us out of our misery and tell us who you think those 2-3 are then!

spc_myles_telos 12/4/2012 | 9:43:12 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core If they are already incumbent PDSN/GGSN vendors... how would they take the market by storm, when the market is really already theirs?
standardsarefun 12/4/2012 | 9:23:06 PM
re: MWIF Demos All-IP Core Looks like MWIF will close by the end of this year and merge into OMA. That means their original work on all-IP architectures is "completed" (= no one really cares what they did) and the only work they will take into OMA is some application stuff.
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