Sun, Nokia, Ericsson Form Telecom Equipment Alliance - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications

Sun, Nokia, Ericsson Form Telecom Equipment Alliance

The three vendors will assist telecommunications firms and service providers by developing a common telecom infrastructure platform.

Sun Microsystems reported Thursday that it's teaming up with Ericsson and Nokia to create an organization aimed at uniting network equipment providers as they work to assist telecommunications firms and service providers.

Sun said the three companies jointly recognize the need for a common platform infrastructure.

The telecom and mobile phone industry has fractured in recent months as Nokia and Qualcomm battled in several jurisdictions over a range of issues, mostly wireless technology. Qualcomm wasn't listed as a member of the new organization, called the Telecommunications Platform Initiative.

One telecom executive, Javier Gutierrez of Telefonica Moviles Espana, hailed the establishment of the TPI. "We are faced with huge integration issues today when we purchase solutions from multiple network equipment providers," he said in a statement. Gutierrez, who is a senior manager at the Spanish firm, said the new organization can help his company simplify platform management.

Sun said TPI members are developing an architecture that will offer a wide range of applications and be easily adaptable.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  10/1/2019
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Multi-Cloud Adoption
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  9/27/2019
Commentary
5 Ways CIOs Can Better Compete to Recruit Top Tech Talent
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  10/2/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Data Science and AI in the Fast Lane
This IT Trend Report will help you gain insight into how quickly and dramatically data science is influencing how enterprises are managed and where they will derive business success. Read the report today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll