Oracle and ZTE Extend Alliance for Service Delivery Platform Blueprint Development



— Oracle and China's ZTE, a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, today announced that they have extended their alliance in connection with the marketing of service delivery platform (SDP) offerings globally. — ZTE is a leading global provider of communications equipment and network solutions. It offers a unified software platform to application providers, delivering a strong management portal to provide flexible and complete access to applications, as well as asset management functionalities. Oracle and ZTE will leverage their complementary strengths in communications and enterprise software to collaborate in the development of an SDP blueprint and proof-of-concept. Both parties will work with additional partners to enrich the total ZTE SDP solution. — Communications and IT are rapidly converging. Confronted with significant infrastructure costs, communications service providers (CSPs) need to develop new high-value services faster. At the same time, they have to deal with eroding revenue streams from traditional services such as voice, and overcome fierce market competition. Service providers must optimize their technology environments to build, deploy and manage services, as well as facilitate the development of new attractive services by third-party partners. The effort between Oracle and ZTE will help future-proof the infrastructure investment made by CSPs. — By using carrier-grade J2EE as its basis for the SDP, the Oracle-ZTE SDP blueprint will enable a standards-based environment for the design, development, deployment and management of services that lie at the heart of IT and network convergence. The Oracle-ZTE SDP offering will help support the full life cycle of next-generation data services, starting from design and development all the way through deployment, management and service upgrades. — A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Oracle(R) Service Delivery Platform (SDP) is a comprehensive, standards-based software environment for creating new IP-based communications services. The Oracle SDP — part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products — includes a J2EE and service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based development and deployment environment designed to streamline the introduction of new communications services such as voice over IP (VoIP), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and software-based telephony services. At the heart of Oracle's SDP solution is the Oracle Communication and Mobility Server (OCMS), which provides the underlying software infrastructure and services that make a host of carrier-grade telephony and multi-media services possible using cost-effective, high-volume hardware components. — OCMS enables developers to easily build, deploy and manage complex, converged applications that combine Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), presence and Web capabilities on a single platform. — OCMS provides CSPs with the infrastructure for building new revenue-generating services, as well as readily interfacing with communications networks and existing business support systems (BSS) and operations support systems (OSS). Supporting Quotes — "Communications service providers face upward pressure and complex challenges as they seek to rapidly launch and profit from IP services. Oracle and ZTE aim to arm service providers worldwide with a common, open, standards-based platform upon which they can build new IP services as well as transition traditional non-IP services. This flexibility will allow a quantum leap in time to market and help reduce operational costs," said David Sharpley, vice president of product marketing and channels, Oracle Communications. — "ZTE places great emphasis on SDP as a key strategic solution. In the future, ZTE will develop all of its products on the Oracle SDP architecture. The collaboration with Oracle will enable a closer relationship with development teams and sales and marketing resources, as well as make our products more competitive. Both Oracle and ZTE will be able to replicate joint successes globally to enhance future revenue potential. We believe this effort will also help communications service providers go to market more quickly with comprehensive services and accelerate cost recovery and returns on their infrastructure investments," said Chen Jie, senior vice president, ZTE. Supporting Resources




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