Fraunhofer FOKUS provides OpenEPC to BT Research and Development, UK
News from Apr. 06, 2011
British Telecom and Fraunhofer FOKUS have agreed to cooperate in the field of future core network technologies. To support BT in this area Fraunhofer FOKUS provides its Evolved Packet Core software (OpenEPC) to BT RnD in Ipswich, UK. The software tool equips the test and development environment at BT with a crucial function: IP (Internet Protocol) based service platforms of different application domains can be integrated within different IP-based broadband networks. The technology can link the whole range of IP platforms seamlessly and according to the latest standards – from IPTV and cloud platforms over IP Multimedia Sub System (IMS) based service platforms to proprietary company platforms.OpenEPC is able to meet requirements to different services of the application domains. Thus, IP connections can maintain quality characteristics across different network technology borders. As a consequence, connections can be prioritized and individual IP tunnels can be reserved for particular applications like telephone services or premium Internet access.