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Press Release: IBM Helps Telecoms Create New, Dynamic Services With SOA and Web 2.0 Technologies

IBM today announced a slew of products and solutions designed to make it easier for telecom companies to use SOA and Web 2.0 technologies to create and manage voice, video and data services. In other words, we're helping service providers rework their existing solutions - or even more importantly, to come out with new IP-based services - by helping them take what previously would have been siloed infrastructures and turning them into reusable services that are built on industry standards.

AT&T was called out as one service provider that will be using IBM technology to develop their next-generation network applications.

Solutions announced and available today include the following (see the press release for more detail on each of these solutions):  

  • IBM Rational Performance Tester Extension for SIP
  • IBM SIP Modeling Toolkit for Rational Software Architect
  • IBM WebSphere XML Document Management Server (XDMS)
  • IBM WebSphere Telecom Web Services Server (TWSS)
  • IBM WebSphere Presence Server
  • IBM WebSphere IMS Connector
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool

CRN, among others, covered the announcement, including a quote from Chris Miller of Connectria on the impact he is seeing.
"We are getting more demand for the IBM unified communications implementation than the Microsoft implementations," said Chris Miller, director of messaging and collaboration for St. Louis Miss. based Connectria, an IBM premier and Microsoft Gold partner. "IBM offers more vendor support and integration points than Microsoft does right now."