is this Project about?
The "Fireworks Group" was set-up in July 2003 by operators in order to profile standards. Eurescom offered to assist the group in their mission and in March 2004 the Fireworks Group and Eurescom launched a first project on "Interconnection of Multimedia Service Networks".
The background for this project is that, from the perspective of
operators, the interconnection of IP based networks providing multimedia
services has not been given adequate consideration by standardisation
yet. Interconnection based on the work done to date is likely to suffer
from non-guaranteed QoS, security risks, and inefficient use of network
resources. Interworking can likely be achieved only by bilateral
agreements, thus preventing the interoperability of many services.
The work will be phased. The first phase
started in March has a duration of 3 months and will demonstrate the
viability of the approach in a short timescale. The seven work packages
will work on the architectural framework, business rational, signalling,
media, management, numbering, and IP stack.
What relationship exists to other organisations or bodies?A number of project participants are actively participating in standardisation bodies, e.g. ITU SG11 and ETSI. This will ensure that most recent information from standards is available. It is also the basis for providing the results of this project as input to the respective standardisation body groups.