It's actually the first of a series of PlugFests, designed to help the industry standardize around the IMS reference architecture. The interop events are open to both IMS Forum members and non-members, and will certify a variety of services and applications, including voice, presence and IM. Testing will occur across all the main network environments - wireline, wireless, WiFi and cable. So, in short, this should be a great test bed for FMC, and if all goes well, the event will help pave the way for FMC getting more traction with carriers in 2007.
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