Enterprise Linux Log

Jun 19 2007   7:14AM GMT

Red Hat expands into telecomm


Red Hat acquires MobicentsRed Hat today announced new moves in the telecommunications market with the acquisition of Mobicents technology and a new membership to the SCOPE alliance.

According to a Red Hat statement, Mobicents will add a Service Logic Execution Environment (SLEE) to Red Hat’s technology portfolio. It complements J2EE to enable convergence of voice, video and data in next-generation intelligent applications. In the telecommunications industry, with call setup transactions as many as ten times the number of web data transactions per second, Mobicents enables high throughput with low latency.

Red Hat intends to develop a communications platform offering that integrates Mobicents with the broader Red Hat middleware offerings. More information about subscription product offerings will be available later this year. For the time being, Red Hat will offer a beta program and a “bridge support” offering for development and deployment of production applications that incorporate Mobicents technology.

Red Hat is also announcing its membership to the SCOPE Alliance and will be contributing to the definition of carrier-grade operating system and middleware requirements. Red Hat will also work with the broader Linux community to define a road map for availability of carrier-grade operating system requirements. The SCOPE Alliance, formed in January 2006 by Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, Nokia and Siemens, was founded to drive the adoption of open source software and commodity hardware in carrier-grade environments as an alternative to proprietary Unix platforms. SCOPE currently develops requirements profiles for various hardware and software components, including a profile for carrier-grade Linux (CGL).

To join the Mobicents beta program, check out https://www.redhat.com/apps/webform.html?event_type=simple_form&eid=996 or visit the Red Hat News blog at http://press.redhat.com. To read more about Red Hat’s membership in the SCOPE Alliance, point your browser to http://www.redhat.com/solutions/telco/industry/scope.html.

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