PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to define industry standards that shape today's communications technology development has been a hallmark of Applied Communication Sciences dating back to its days as part of Telcordia and -- before that -- Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Two recent standards-related announcements from ATIS and the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) once again highlight the company's involvement and leadership in influencing the direction of future technologies that impact the global communications industry.
"We have a long, rich heritage with involvement in industry standards bodies; in fact, much of the U.S. communications infrastructure that exists today is the result of our standards work over the last three decades," said Brent Greene, president and CEO at Applied Communication Sciences. "These announcements underscore our ongoing commitment to apply our expertise on behalf of our clients and the industry to shape the future development of communications technologies."
ATIS, the leading technical planning and standards development organization for the information, entertainment and communications industry, announced its standards roadmap to enable the deployment of Emergency Telecommunications Service (ETS) within Next Generation Networks (NGNs). Applied Communication Sciences' Viqar Shaikh is the vice-chair of the ATIS Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC), the lead group that oversaw the ETS standards development.
"Our work involves extensive collaboration with other standards development organizations where we hold a leadership role, including ITU-T, IETF, 3GPP, among others," said Shaikh, principal systems engineer at Applied Communication Sciences. "Our reach across these organizations gives us a unique, very informed industry perspective into how these standards inter-relate and affect each other, which is immensely valuable for our clients."
The only industry group uniting representatives from data and optical networking disciplines, the OIF recently distributed a whitepaper entitled "Management Plane Support for Control Plane Networks" that addresses the OSS Control Plane challenges associated with Optical Transport Evolution. Applied Communication Sciences' Doug Zuckerman served as OIF OAM&P working group chair, and was responsible for soliciting input and approval of the paper's standards-based content from OIF stakeholders (e.g., carriers and systems vendors) as well as industry organizations such as TM Forum.
"This paper focuses on the interaction of the management and control planes of an optical network, and required consensus from tier-one carriers and vendors," said Zuckerman, senior scientist at Applied Communication Sciences. "In championing the paper, we coalesced key decision-makers from a wide variety of backgrounds and agendas to advance a critical technology agreement for the industry."
Applied Communication Sciences maintains ongoing leadership roles in a wide array of standards development organizations, including: 3GPP, 3GPP2, ATIS, ETSI, IEEE, IETF, ITU-T, NESCO-Smart Grid Security, OMA, Open Geospatial Consortium, OSA/OIDA, SAE Avions System Division, Small Cell Forum, TIA, TM Forum, Utilities Telecom Council and WiMAX Forum. In many cases, multiple company representatives serve on various committees within these organizations.
About Applied Communication Sciences
Applied Communication Sciences (formerly Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions) delivers advanced research, consulting and engineering to enable government agencies, telecom carriers and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications and information technologies. Drawing on its Telcordia, Bellcore and Bell Labs heritage, Applied Communication Sciences excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve the most difficult, complex information and communications problems. The company is headquartered in Piscataway, NJ. Visit Applied Communication Sciences at: www.appcomsci.com.
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