International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) is pleased to announce that interoperability testing of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) will be one of the key focus areas during their flagship SuperOp! 2011 interoperability testing event in Kona, HI, May 15-20. IMTC’s VoLTE testing will focus on terminals and core network interoperability. IMTC invites all interested parties to participate in this engineering test event.
IMTC has a special area of interest with VoLTE testing. While other organizations may test VoLTE on network interfaces, IMTC has a keen focus for VoLTE testing on terminals and with the core network. This makes the IMTC SuperOp! 2011 testing event unique, and one of the few places to actually accomplish this level of engineer to engineer interoperability testing. A complete network inclusive of LTE access is being hosted by Huawei at the May 2011 SuperOp!, and IMTC is inviting all terminal companies to participate including ST-Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Sharp, LG, RIM and others, as well as Operators with interest in VoLTE.
At the June 2010 SuperOp!, participating companies included Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, LifeSize Communications, Nextreaming Corp., Nokia, NXP, Orange France Telecom, PacketVideo, Polycom, RADVISION, RealNetworks, TANDBERG Telecom, Vidiator Technology and Vidyo.
Full details including the ‘rules of engagement’ for this engineering only testing event can be found at the link above. This is a closed and confidential interoperability testing event, it is not a public event. Access to IMTC interoperability testing events is available to all IMTC member companies, and invited non-member companies who can contribute to the interop testing activities. IMTC member companies participate in ongoing development of the interoperability testing plans and specifications, organize and conduct face-to-face and virtual interoperability testing events on the regular basis, and provide feedback for improvements to national and international standardization bodies like ITU-T, 3GPP, IETF, GSMA and others.
SuperOp!, organized and conducted by the IMTC annually, is a significant event for the telecommunications, video conferencing and Telepresence sector. It brings together engineers from the leading companies developing unified communications, video communications products and services worldwide. The event includes equipment and service interoperability on combinations of IP networks, and covered a broad range of technologies such as HD Videoconferencing, Telepresence, mobile 3G-324M video, new 3G rate adaptation mechanisms in Packet Switch Streaming, SIP with BFCP and H.323 with H.239, and HTTP Live Streaming features.
About the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC)
The IMTC is an industry-leading, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate the development and use of interoperable, real-time, multimedia telecommunication products and services based on open international standards. The IMTC hosts interoperability testing events and demonstrations throughout the world. IMTC has hosted more than 50 such events to test SIP, IMS, VoLTE, H.323, 3G-324M, 3G-PSS, Nat/Firewall Traversal, T.120, H .320, and other Voice over IP products and services with each other. The IMTC Board of Directors includes representatives from AT&T, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, LifeSize Communications, Nokia, Polycom, RADVISION and Vidyo. The San Ramon, California-based consortium comprises approximately 40 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware and software; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit organizations. “The IMTC is making Rich Media happen Anywhere, Anytime.” Further information on IMTC can be found at http://www.imtc.org.
Contact: Anatoli Levine, IMTC President
Paul Ritchie, IMTC Executive Director
2400 Camino Ramon, Suite #375
San Ramon, CA 94583