Siemens Lands IMS Deal in China

Chinese consortium orders IMS solution from Siemens for multimedia applications

July 25, 2005

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MUNICH -- The Siemens Communications Group has, for the first time from China, been awarded a commercial order for convergent network technology. The government of Nanning, a city South of China, the Bureau of the Southeast Asian trade fair CAEXPO and Siemens have jointly signed a contract for the setup of a "City Information Platform". Siemens will set up this communication platform on the basis of its IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution and install it together with infrastructure and applications for instant messaging and chat. For Siemens this order marks a breakthrough for its convergent network technology in China, and, at the same time, its fourth IMS order worldwide. With additional orders from France, Romania and the Netherlands and more than 30 IMS trial networks, Siemens is worldwide leading in the fixed-mobile convergence technology sector.

The Siemens solution IMS will initially be used at the upcoming Southeast Asian trade fair CAEXPO in October this year: IMS should support the organizers in running logistics, and at the same time serve as a multi-lingual information and service platform for visitors to the fair. Furthermore, Siemens will also support the government in developing other applications such as e-mail-push and video services, and advise on the design of an information hub. Siemens is thus promoting a government project, which, under the name "Digital Nanning", is aimed at driving forward the information technology supply of the city and creating the first regional communication center.

The IMS-based fixed-mobile convergence solution from Siemens allows the citizens and visitors to the city to use communication services from the mobile and fixed network uniformly and across different networks, regardless of the access technology, such as PSTN, ADSL, GSM, CDMA, WLAN or PHS. In addition, the city will in future be able to add new services and applications from the fixed and mobile communication sector, such as IPTV or multimedia services, to this IMS platform.

"We are very impressed with the ability of Siemens Communications to bring together the vastly different domains of communication, data and applications. And I hope that the innovative technology from Siemens will put us up with the leaders in information provisioning in China and throughout Asia," said Liu Qi-Bao, Deputy Governor of Guangxi Province.

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