Veraz Networks has announced an IMS over WiMAX deployment that is one of the first such commercial installations in the Americas. The company's ControlSwitch has been chosen by Onemax as an IMS core to offer wireless broadband applications...
Veraz Networks, which provides IP softswitch and media gateway solutions, is selling its IMS over WiMAX solution to broadband wireless provider Onemax. Onemax recently supplied the first Internet, multimedia and Voice over IP (VoIP) services over mobile WiMAX (802.16e) in the Dominican Republic. This new project is one of the first to offer IMS over WiMAX services in the Americas.
Under the contract Onemax will implement Veraz's User Services Core to offer its subscribers VoIP and IP-based multimedia services, while Veraz's ControlSwitch and I-Gate 4000 series of media gateways will enable Onemax to connect to other operators. Veraz provides key network and service delivery infrastructure that integrates with third-party components, including application servers, end user devices, session border controllers and Business and Operational Support Systems for service delivery on the WiMAX network.
In more technical terms, the solution that Veraz has delivered to Onemax is based upon 3GPP IMS release 7. It includes core IMS functionalities for routing (Call Session & Call Control Function) and customer identification (Home Subscriber Server), plus key IMS service delivery components such as Application Server Function and SCIM (Service Capability Interaction Manager) as well as interconnect functions (PSTN) such as Signalling Gateway Function, and Media Gateway Control Function. Additionally, Veraz integrated this solution with third-party network and management components selected by Onemax.