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Red Hat aims its JEMS at telecom

Oct 19, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Red Hat has joined OPUCE, a European telecommunications industry group chartered with building an “open service infrastructure.” The company hopes its JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (aka “JEMS”) will emerge as a core technology for the “service delivery platform” (SDP) being defined by OPUCE.

OPUCE — the “Open Platform for User-Centric Service Creation and Execution” — is a European telecom industry group comprised of equipment manufacturers, carriers, and universities, including Telefonica, Universidad de Valladalid, Davidov, Ericsson, Huawei, Iris, JBoss/Red Hat, Alcatel, NEC, Politecnico di Torino, PT Inovacao, Telecom Italia, and Universidad Politecnica Madrid.

OPUCE aims to deliver “the next-generation telecommunication service delivery platform (SDP) for use across the EU,” Red Hat says. The organization is funded by the Sixth Framework Program, a European Community Framework effort aimed at helping establish “internal markets” for science and technology within the European Community.

More specifically, OPUCE's goals, as described by Red Hat, are to:

  • Enable easy service creation and deployment in heterogeneous environments
  • Allow services to be accessed in a seamless way by a multitude of devices connected via different networks
  • Make open source central to building out next-generation telecommunications infrastructure
  • Enrich service variety and relevance for end users
  • Help carriers expand service offerings

Red Hat says its role within OPUCE will be to build an open source ecosystem, by “bringing direct expertise on how to build open source communities and support mission-critical environments based on open source software.”

Additionally, Red Hat says it has “extended and integrated” its recently acquired JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS) with its commercial Linux distribution. JEMS is a suite of Java middleware aimed at simplifying the task of writing enterprise- or carrier-grade Java applications.

Antonio Sanchez, a project manager with Telefonica, stated, “With its recent acquisition of JBoss, Red Hat is even better positioned to participate in the development of next-generation telecommunications middleware and service delivery platform capabilities.”

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