CPTA/PICMG Effort to Foster Telecom Open Speca

Gorinchem, The Netherlands: The Communications Platforms Trade Association (CPTA) and PICMG (the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) completed a liaison agreement that will promote the implementation of open specifications within the telecom industry.

CPTA, which aims to accelerate the adoption of open specification- based communications platforms, is currently focused on defining and managing interoperability testing based on PICMG’s Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA) specification. The groups will join forces on Interoperability Plugfests, training sessions, and more. They are already coordinating marketing activities through their membership in the Mountain View Alliance.

“By defining and managing interoperability testing for AdvancedTCA, CPTA will enable a true commercial off-the-shelf marketplace, thereby making it easier for building-block vendors to adopt the specification,” says Joe Pavlat, PICMG president. “We look forward to cooperating with CPTA to advance interoperability in the telecommunications space. PICMG will continue to manage and refine the AdvancedTCA specification and its derivatives.”

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