Network convergence and IMS solutions provider Outsmart Ltd. has signed a global reseller agreement with telecom equipment provider Siemens AG.
Outsmart runs a partner program for ISVs, integrators and other solutions providers. Siemens also has an indirect distribution channel.
The agreement calls for Siemens to incorporate Outsmarts Mobility Management Application Server (MM-AS) into its IMS/FMC product, and for Siemens to use additional Outsmart IMS applications in its IMS technologies.
The MM-AS supports roaming and handover between the IMS domain and the circuit-switched domain for dual-mode handsets. It is based on the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards for IMS-controlled call continuity. All calls among dual-mode handsets also pass through the MM-AS for handover processing, no matter whether a call originated in the GSM or the IMS network.
As IMS continues to evolve, fixed-mobile convergence leads the charge into the next generation of connectivity, said Andreas Muller Schubert, president of Siemens Communications fixed network solutions division. By integrating Outsmarts Mobility Management Application Server into our IMS solution, service providers are now enabled to present to their customers services that seamlessly operate in converged networks, and that allow users to stay connected, whatever their location may be.