Telecom 99, October 10-17 1999, Geneva [Stand No. 1081.039]: -
Cross-industry third-generation mobile communications group The UMTS
Forum has announced a co-operation agreement with the IPv6 Forum, the
world-wide consortium of Internet industry players founded to promote IPv6
(Internet Protocol version 6).
Objectives of the co-operation include:
Respective market representation within each others organisations
Identifying and building new markets for non-voice services and promotion
Preparing for future IP-based Value Added Services
A worldwide consortium of leading Internet solutions vendors, Internet
Service Providers and research and education networks, the IPv6
Forums mission is to promote Internet Protocol version 6 in order
to create a higher quality and secure next generation Internet: The
New Internet. The IPv6 Forum will raise market awareness by providing
worldwide, equitable access to information and technology about IPv6.
The UMTS Forums ICT (Information & Communications Technology) Group has
already forged links with key players from the IT and content industries,
promoting the common vision of UMTS/IMT-2000 as the enabler for tomorrows
mass market for mobile multimedia services.
With mobile handsets already exceeding the number of fixed Internet
devices worldwide, next-generation mobile will play a key role in
delivering information, entertainment and commerce services to mass
market users. IPv6 technology incorporates a range of key features to
permit mobility between services and operators with a range of quality of
service options. This mobile friendly architecture therefore provides
vendors, service providers and network operators with the possibility
of defining and developing IP-oriented applications and services for
use in third generation networks.
Convergence between mobile and fixed telecommunications with the IP
world will be critical to the success of UMTS, says UMTS Forum Chairman
Dr Bernd Eylert. Through its partnership with the IPv6 Forum, the UMTS
Forum brings its broad-based perspective on third generation mobile
services that we believe will assist the IPv6 community in creating
products and services to meet the global markets needs.
We are very pleased to partner with The UMTS Forum for the joint
promotion of the new Internet Protocol version 6, comments IPv6
Forum President Latif Ladid. IPv6 will have a wide-ranging impact on
practically every business and educational sector, and by enhancing the
Internets quality and security IPv6 will be crucial to the convergence of
this New Internet with UMTS. Ladid continues: Deployment efforts,
applications, and the business case for IPv6 will be a key focus in
defining tomorrows products and services.
For more details on IPv6, please visit the IPv6 Forum Web Site: www.ipv6forum.com