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Siemens Communications Honoured with 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology of the Year Award

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London, UK – 25 October 2005 – Acknowledging Siemens Communications’ leadership in the unified communications market as well as its far-sightedness in developing the radical LifeWorks vision, Frost & Sullivan presented it with the 2005 Enabling Technology of the Year Award. The company has started the group wide LifeWorks@Com program to turn the vision into reality. The company’s ability to create solutions that eliminate barriers among home, enterprise, wireline and wireless carrier networks makes it a formidable participant in the communications market.

Frost & Sullivan presents the Enabling Technology of the Year Award to a company that has developed a technology with the potential benefit or revolutionise the industry. The Award recipient has developed a suite of products to enable the removal of all communication barriers across the networks and the provision of ubiquitous access and convergence. The use of this technology shall enable user experience to be transparent across media and network, which ultimately translates to complete freedom with rich experience.

Siemens Communications’ products and solutions provide seamless, intuitive and appropriate access to various applications, regardless of the device and location. They also facilitate presence-aware real-time communication and are very easy to use.

“LifeWorks focuses on unified user experience across home, on the move, hotspot and office, enabled by ubiquitous access across fixed, mobile and enterprise networks,” says Frost & Sullivan Senior Telecom Analyst Shomik Banerjee. “Siemens Communications’ expertise in mobile and fixed networks as well as enterprise networks makes it uniquely positioned in this emerging market.”

While Siemens uses SURPASS hiQ 8000/SURPASS hiE 9200 softswitches in the carrier space, it employs HiPath 8000 in the enterprise space to help various networks communicate with each other. HiPath 8000’s scalability and market reach will enable Siemens Communications to provide features and applications that can be utilised beyond the customer premise equipment (CPE) market.

The company also offers complete support to session initialization protocol (SIP) at the trunk as well as the station sides over all its platforms. Siemens hopes to expand the use of presence technology through application program interfaces (APIs), software development kits (SDKs) and common application platform (CAP) to offer true unified user experience.

Meanwhile, Siemens Communications is constructing broadband applications over voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to tap into the markets for home entertainment, multimedia conferencing and other IT applications. It is also developing products to leverage IP as well as evolving standards to promote smart connectivity.

“Siemens Communications can leverage LifeWorks vision to emerge as the global leader in home connectivity by supporting end-to-end solutions with cordless, broadband and home media devices,” notes Banerjee. “Siemens Communications’ focus on home media and fixed-mobile convergence allows it to leverage the growing VoIP and set top box markets.”


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