Oracle Delivers Key Communications Industry Milestone with Release of Carrier-Grade Oracle® Communication and Mobility Server
Offering Brings Internet-Speed Development Capabilities to the Communications Industry
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 05-FEB-2007. Building on the company’s proven track record for delivering business value to the communications industry, Oracle today announced a key product milestone in the Oracle® Service Delivery Platform (SDP) roadmap -- Oracle Communication and Mobility Server (OCMS). A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, OCMS includes a third generation, programmable Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Presence application server; proxy and registrar services; and a SIP-based VoIP soft phone client. OCMS combines carrier-grade scalability and reliability with the flexibility of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to enable rapid service development and cost-effective deployment.
Communications service providers (CSPs) today face mounting competitive pressures due to declining revenues from traditional telephony services and increased demand for new, innovative communications services. In response to these pressures, many CSPs are turning to established, standards-based enterprise IT techniques, such as Service Oriented-Architectures and the power of internet-speed development. Oracle Communication and Mobility Server provides CSPs with a carrier-grade infrastructure for building new revenue-generating services while delivering the benefits of a standards-based J2EE platform. Extending the communications capabilities of Oracle Fusion Middleware, OCMS can readily interface with communications networks and existing Business Support Systems (BSS) and Operational Support Systems (OSS).
“Oracle has outlined the most comprehensive roadmap for the communications industry and the availability of Oracle Communication and Mobility Server marks another milestone in our relentless execution to turn our vision into value for our customers,” said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president development, Oracle. “A key component of the Oracle SDP, OCMS is about fundamentally changing the economics of building and deploying converged communication services.”
“Communications Service Providers are placing increasing importance on employing Service-Oriented Architectures to rapidly create and deliver advanced services. This requires a Service Delivery Platform that can bring these services to market quickly without sacrificing the level of performance and reliability that customers demand,” said Brian Partridge, senior analyst, Yankee Group. “The new additions to Oracle’s SDP provide the platform from which CSPs can innovate and differentiate their service offerings while preserving existing investments.”
Oracle Communication and Mobility Server enables developers to easily build, deploy and manage complex, converged applications that combine SIP and Web capabilities on a single platform. OCMS provides several enhancements to the Oracle SDP. Key features of OCMS include:
* J2EE-based SIP application server -- IMS-ready, scalable, hardened development and deployment platform, implementing industry standard programming models including SIP Servlet API (JSR 116), EJB, JDBC, JMS and JNDI in a single execution environment;
* Full-featured IMS Presence Server -- SIP/SIMPLE and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) presence enabler-compliant server, ready for deployment in IMS networks;
* Embedded Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database -- Delivers proven, carrier-grade availability and real-time performance without database administration;
* SIP-based soft phone client -- Customizable SIP-client enables CSPs to easily re-brand; supports integrated communications including instant messaging, VoIP and video calling; and interoperates with other standard SIP-based messaging clients;
* Out-of-the-box capabilities -- Includes support for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) through Radius and Diameter; registrar and proxy servers, which allow immediate creation of IMS and pre-IMS networks for VoIP; and,
Hot-pluggable -- Allows J2EE developers to build and integrate SIP-enabled applications into their existing J2EE platforms, without the need to replace their existing Web/J2EE infrastructure.
“As a leading provider of communications services in Korea, KTF prides itself on rapidly delivering innovative new services that make customers excited about doing business with us,” said HyungSik Kim, Director, KTF. “To achieve our goals, we require great flexibility, scalability, and the ability to evolve our offerings quickly and with high quality. With the release of Oracle Communication and Mobility Server, Oracle’s SDP provides these capabilities in a well crafted, standards-based platform.”
Coupled with Oracle’s end-to-end solution for the communications industry, including Oracle’s Siebel CRM; Oracle ERP, Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management; and Metasolv Provisioning, the Oracle SDP with Oracle Communication and Mobility Server provides CSPs the unique ability to automate business processes such as “concept to cash” or “trouble to resolve” that address the complete services lifecycle -- from creation to deployment, selling, provisioning, management, billing and trouble resolution.
About Oracle Service Delivery Platform
Oracle Service Delivery Platform brings together the flexibility and maturity of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database with strong communications industry functionality to enable service providers to quickly and efficiently deploy new data, voice and multi-media services. Oracle SDP provides the ideal platform to build new and exciting real-time, media-rich and voice-enabled applications.
About Oracle Fusion Middleware
The company’s comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 31,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.
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