MWC 2014: Aricent adds IMS core software framework IMSLite

At MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress), Barcelona, Aricent today launched IMSLite, its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core software framework.

IMSLite IP core network solution enables IP calls, multimedia services and can be leveraged to support VoLTE services. It is ready for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployment to assist telecoms.

Aricent said IMSLite is a collapsed IMS core hosting proxy, interrogating and serving Call Session Control Functions (P, I and S-CSCF). It can run on any commercial off the shelf hardware in a native Linux or any virtualized environment with load balancers handling loads across multiple instances.

IMSLite will be targeted at markets such as public safety and defence. The company said IMSLite supports carrier grade features like emergency services; load balancing, avalanche handling, overload, and admission control.

Pratyush Dasgupta, vice president at Aricent, said: “Aricent IMSLite helps equipment vendors build IMS systems on any generic hardware platform, reducing their product cost while accelerating time to market for new products.”

The company said IMSLite can be placed along with Aricent EPCLite, an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) software, for supporting network-in-a-box solution. It also supports IPSec connections with IMS clients for deployment in non-secured networks.  It is compliant with GSMA VoLTE IR-92 version 5 specifications as well as 3GPP release 11 specifications.

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