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Colibria confident of benefits from new SIP messaging solution

Colibria, which provides new generation Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) and presence-enabled solutions, has launched its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Instant Messaging Server.

The server is designed to enable the convergence of voice-, media- and text-based communication across mobile, fixed and converged networks in both IMS and pre-IMS networks. The SIP IM Server plays a "pivotal role in ensuring that the concept of ‘rich communication’, as set out in the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) initiative, becomes a reality for communication service providers (CSPs) and end-users alike." RCS, a joint effort of key telecom industry players to speed up the evolution of mobile phone communication towards ‘rich communication’, includes features such as a presence-enabled address book, with the introduction of new IMS-based interoperable services.

Colibria’s SIP IM Server provides a base upon which CSPs can introduce new service packages and deploy integrated communication services that enhance the consumer experience and open up new revenue opportunities. For example, by deploying the Colibria SIP IM Server new Communicator, solutions can be created which are access type independent and combine MIM, VoIP, file and video sharing within a single package.

The server also supports Session Mode Messaging with MSRP (Message Session Relay Protocol) reducing signalling network load when transporting media while simultaneously increasing reliability and allowing tighter integration of services. In addition, a deferred messaging capability ensures that while the user is offline all messages are captured, with the option of waiting MIM alerts for the user via SMS.

As a fundamental element of the IMS framework, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is perceived to be an emerging market technology, but the potential for future growth is already being heralded, with analysis firm ABI Research predicting that SIP services will generate US$150 billion in annual revenue by 2012.

The Colibria SIP IM Server complies with IETF, 3GPP and OMA standards, and has proven interoperability with major IMS vendors, where it performs as an IMS application server, and is ideally placed to be deployed in multi-vendor IMS and pre-IMS environments. It will interface to any SIP compliant third-party client enabling the CSP to choose the best solution to support their mobile and fixed terminal requirements. As a key component of the award-winning Colibria Evolve Solution, Colibria SIP IM Server can be deployed with Colibria’s SIP Presence and XDM Server offerings, or with third-party presence products.

*Colibria was founded in 2000, with offices in the UK, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Singapore and the Philippines. Colibria powers a growing number of mobile communities throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America with a total addressable subscriber base in excess of 350 million worldwide. Its investors are Northzone Ventures (www.northzone.com), Verdane Capital (www.verdanecapital.com) and Ferd Venture (www.ferdventure.no).

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