The IPsphere Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to unleashing the business and societal benefits of IP convergence, today announced the addition of nine new members, bringing its total membership to nearly 40 since its inception in June 2005.
Among the new additions to the group are three network operators, Korea’s KT, Spain’s Teléfonica and Telkom South Africa; IT consultancy firm Comware; vendors Avici Systems, HP and Meriton Networks; and two e-commerce enablers, eoBuy and NewGenPay.
These members join other global industry leaders who are driving the IPsphere Forum forward. For a complete member list, please visit: www.ipsphereforum.org.
“Our continued expansion, as well as the growing diversity of our membership, enhances the Forum’s work in delivering an agreed service management framework able to drive profitability for all stakeholders in the IP industry,” commented Kevin Dillon, Chairman, IPsphere Forum. “These new members’ expertise, insight and energy help the Forum advance its goal of addressing the operational and commercial challenges of IP convergence.”
The IPsphere Forum welcomed its new members at its most recent member meeting, 11th – 13th December 2006 in London, UK.
ABOUT THE IPSPHERE FORUM
The IPsphere Forum is an international consortium of IP services industry leaders dedicated to architecting an enhanced service management framework for IP services that – while preserving the fundamental openness & ubiquity of the Internet’s technical framework – is also capable of enabling a full range of business relationships so that co-operating providers have true flexibility in how they bring value to upstream service outcomes.
For more information on the IPsphere Forum, please visit: www.ipsphereforum.org.