|Press Release 26.
Communications Market Advances during its Beijing Conference
The TINA (Telecommunications
Information Networking Architecture) Consortium held its latest
semi-annual meetings in Beijing China during the week of October 18,
1999. TINA-C celebrated acceptance of its first industry-proposed
specification for an "IN Adapter". Senior executives from
TINA-C member companies and representatives of the Chinese industry
had the opportunity to exchange perspectives and discuss
telecommunications technology during the meeting. The Consortium
meetings were hosted by CIC (China Institute of Communication) and
supported by the Information Industry Ministry of the People's
Republic of China.
The IN Adapter specification links the
SS7 world to TINA through TINA/Parlay APIs. "This Application
Interface propels the current telecommunications infrastructure into
an open services rich future and ubiquitous implementations over fixed,
mobile, IP and VoIP networks" said Martine Lapierre, Division
Vice President of Alcatel. She continued "We are capitalizing on
TINA within our product line."
The consortium established a Fast Track
procedure to match the speed of change in the industry. This will also
facilitate small companies to develop TINA compliant products.
"Sprint wants a market of TINA compatible products to assure that
ION will provide services beyond our competitors. We’re pleased that
at this meeting TINA-C has decided on a fast-track procedure to make
that market happen" said Eric Nielsen, Chief Service Architect
The Centre For Development Of
Telematics (C-DOT), the Telecom Technology Centre of the Government of
India, announced the availability of an ATM switch with 'TINA-inside'.
The switch will go into service at the end of this year to support the
national multi-service ATM network.
Dr. Sadahiko Kano, Executive Advisor to
NTT Corporation and President of TINA-C said "I am very proud to
say that good ideas created by TINA are finally coming into the market
as products". Dr. Kano also noted that the TINA DPE will be
available soon to help implement TINA components. "Expersoft, a
Vertel company, is actively engaged in developing a complete TINA
compliant DPE based on its carrier grade CORBA ORB (e*ORB) and will
deliver DPE related products to the TINA market place early in year
2000.", said Mr. Chandra Gollamudi, Engineering Manager,
TINA announced its agreement to have
several joint Request for Proposals with the Object Management Group (OMG).
The Consortium also announced its plans for representation to Study
Group 11 (Switching and Signaling) of ITU, Multiservice Switching
Forum, International Softswitch Consortium, and Parlay.
This week of meetings followed the
events of Telecom 99 in Geneva, where 'TINA-inside' products were
demonstrated by France Telecom, KPN, Alcatel, and Expersoft. "The
demonstrations proved how 'TINA-inside' brought improved quality of
service and user friendly interface. ", said Paolo Coppo,
Manager, ICT Collaborations, CSELT, Italy and Chair of the Consortium
THE TINA CONSORTIUM IS AN INDUSTRY
FORUM OF OVER 40 OF THE LARGEST TELECOM OPERATORS, NETWORK EQUIPMENT,
COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PROVIDERS. IT IS DEVOTED TO PRODUCING
THE GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR OPEN NETWORK AND
SERVICE ARCHITECTURE. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and visit us at http://www.tinac.com/
TINA: Telecommunications Information
DPE : Distributed Processing
CORBA: Common Object Request Broker
ORB: Object Request Broker
ION: Integrated On-demand Network