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Ericsson launches developers program for IMS applications


May 9, 2006, As the global market leader in IMS, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) has now launched the IMS eco-system as part of Ericsson Mobility World’s developers program. The initiative is aimed to accelerate the creation of innovative new applications and services, drive user demand for IMS enabled networks and create further revenue opportunities for operators.

Through the IMS eco-system initiative, Ericsson is expanding its support for the developers’ community to develop IMS based applications. Ericsson is already driving the standardization of JSR 281.

Application developers will be able to take advantage of Ericsson’s IMS based solutions, as well as the he Ericsson Service Development Studio (SDS), the development and end-to-end testing tool provided by Ericsson, which is based on Eclipse Technology.

Kurt Sillén, VP, Ericsson Mobility World, says: “The eco-system for IMS applications will give operators access to a portfolio of IMS based applications and gives application developers a chance to work closely with Ericsson and gain exposure to Ericsson customers worldwide.”

End-to-end support is fundamental in new IMS application development and Ericsson together with Ericsson Mobile Platforms will ensure the availability of IMS clients and terminals in the market.

As a part of Ericsson’s IP multimedia solution, Ericsson also supports the BEA WebLogic SIP-server (WLSS) as an open JAVA-based programmable 3GPP-compliant SIP Server environment for 3rd party application providers to develop and provide IMS applications to the operator community.

The Ericsson Mobility World Developer Program is the Ericsson program helping application developers to successfully plan, develop, verify and get applications to the market for operators and end-users.

Ericsson is the leader in the IMS area with 19 commercial IMS contracts and a further 40 trials either completed or in progress. Ericsson has been selected by Vodafone Group as a preferred supplier of its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). In June 2005 Telefónica became the first operator in the world put live commercial traffic onto an IMS system - Ericsson’s IMS Multimedia Telephony solution.

IMS developers interested in the Ericsson Mobility World Developer program can receive complete information by visiting

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

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