November 2005
Xtreme Penalty Shootout showcased at 3G World Congress

November, 2005: At the 3G World Congress in Hong Kong, the Siemens Communications Group premiered the first marketable application from its worldwide IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Developer Program. Within the framework of this program, partner companies develop IMS applications for Second and Third Generation mobile networks with support from Siemens. The application shown in Hong Kong, "Xtreme Penalty Shootout," was developed by Softex Digital Pvt. Ltd. and certified by Siemens. The object of the game: The players use their mobiles to compete against one another in an eleven-meter shootout over the mobile network.

A partnership with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a local government authority, is intended to foster the development of IMS-based applications. Within the framework of this collaboration, Siemens trains IMS application developers and supports them by making a test center available. This enables the partner companies to be even faster and more cost-effective in readying IMS applications for market. The objective of the IDA is to spark greater interest in the utilization of 3G wireless technology in Singapore.

Siemens launched the IMS Developer Program (IDP) eight months ago, and offers programmers extensive software development tools. Access to live IMS test centers enables online certification of the applications. Over 100,000 partner companies and private participants are already registered in the developer community.

Siemens Communications

The Siemens Communications Group is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers a full-line portfolio of innovative solutions for voice and data communication. Its comprehensive offerings range from devices right through to complex network infrastructures and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within the Siemens organization and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2005 (September 30), its 54,500-strong workforce posted sales of over 13 billion euros.


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