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ATIS Identifies Areas for Testbeds to Advance the All-IP Transition

by david.nunes

New ATIS Report Details Areas in Which
Collaboration is Needed to Advance the New IP;
Establishes Testbeds to Complete This Work

WASHINGTON, DC – ATIS today made major recommendations on key areas in which service providers can best collaborate through an industry testbed activity to advance the All-IP transition. They come from a new report marking a major step towards helping the industry overcome challenges in terms of the cost and complexity of establishing a multi-provider testbed. The report, Testbeds Landscape Team Assessment and Next Steps, is the product of the ATIS Testbeds Landscape Team, convened to identify synergies among proposals for single-purpose testbeds, and to assess the viability of creating a multi-provider, multi-functional testbed to solve some of the industry’s leading All-IP transition challenges. The first three areas named for collaboration are number acquisition, IP-NNI interconnect routing, and authentication of information, such as caller ID.

In developing the report, the Landscape Team gathered a number of scenarios and documented them in the form of use cases. These use cases fall into the areas of numbering, routing and provider-to-provider metadata, which encompasses both enhanced caller ID and mechanisms to prevent caller ID spoofing. Building on the candidate cases, the Team analyzed high-level requirements and assessed interest from service providers and vendors to potentially provide personnel, equipment, systems or prototypes to participate in testing. Next, it will develop an action plan to deliver results based on the new report’s findings.


“Ensuring the new IP fulfills its high-stakes mission will take collaboration,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “ATIS has brought together the essential industry experts to identify the top challenges in the All-IP transition that providers have in common, to know what it will take to solve them, and to create the testing environment to secure end-to-end validation of those solutions.”


Testbeds Landscape Team Assessment and Next Steps is available in the ATIS Document Center, the global ICT industry’s resource for technical operations standards produced by ATIS Committees and Forums:  https://www.atis.org/docstore/product.aspx?id=28212  


About ATIS

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most pressing business priorities. ATIS’ nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

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