Frost & Sullivan confers the 2006 Product Differentiation Innovation Award on Accuris Networks in the European FMC market. This Award is presented in recognition of the company's ability to provide the innovative, market-proven, smart fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solution currently available through its AccuROAM platform.
"The AccuROAM is a competitive, cost-effective and robust inter-working platform designed to enable seamless mobility across multiple network technologies," notes Frost & Sullivan. "Its key proposition is the ability to deliver seamless subscriber roaming across all existing cellular networks and new IP-based networks from one device, with just one number for voice, messaging and data."
Leveraging its unrivalled expertise in roaming inter-working and convergence solutions, Accuris Networks has developed dynamic single-user identity technologies for next-generation convergence. To date, the company has secured six trials for AccuROAM with carriers worldwide and is confident of adding more carriers to this list in the near future.
"Currently, the platform delivers FMC and is compliant with emerging IMS standards," avers Frost & Sullivan. "The AccuROAM supports registration, authentication, MT call delivery, SMS inter-working and voice call continuity (VCC) between cellular and SIP-based networks in order to provide seamless handover between cellular and Wi-Fi networks."
The emergence of technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and IMS networks has provided significant opportunities for inter-working. Here, the AccuROAM application server provides support for WLAN (SIP-based) inter-working with existing 2.5/3G GSM and CDMA networks.
This offers operators a cost-effective and faster way to evolve existing mobile and fixed networks towards an SIP-based IP multimedia subsystems (IMS) network by reusing core elements of the existing network, while retaining control of the subscribers' use of the networks.
"This is one of the key advantages AccuROAM offers to operators, in managing the networks utilised by their subscribers," affirms Frost & Sullivan. "It is a feature the company is bringing to FMC, which none of its competitors have considered yet. As a result, the solution is far superior to those currently offered by any other vendor in the market."
Using AccuROAM, fixed and mobile carriers can offer value-generating services in their consumer and business segments. Operators can control in real-time the network used by their subscribers, whether roaming internationally on cellular networks or on WLAN / broadband networks.
"The company's offerings help maximise network roaming capabilities and the service footprint based on a combined suite of roaming agreements," states Frost & Sullivan. "Accuris Networks provides operators with a solution that has been market-tested with features that have been proven to drive revenues, while at the same time increase subscriber satisfaction."
The Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Innovation Award is presented each year to the company that has best demonstrated the ability to develop and/or advance products with more innovative capabilities than competing vendors and products. This Award recognises the company's successful adoption of new or existing technology that is expected to significantly contribute to the industry in terms of product performance and degree/rate of technical change.
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About Accuris Networks
Accuris Networks is a leading provider of complete mobile convergence technology. Established in 1997 Accuris Networks is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the United States, China, Malaysia and France. Led by a team with unrivalled experience in service convergence and service continuity. Accuris Networks offers a suite or carrier-grade products that have been proven to increase revenue and subscriber satisfaction.