enhanced network services


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enhanced network services

An umbrella term for advanced communications services. Until the mid-1990s, everybody knew what "enhanced services" meant. They were voicemail, "one number follow me," prepaid calling card or voice-actuated call control, all offered by a carrier or service provider in a circuit-switched environment. If you had a cellphone, you may have had access to a short messaging service (SMS). Then the Internet and IP protocol exploded onto the scene, the simplicity and ubiquity of which has allowed new services to be designed, configured and deployed rapidly.

Using Web-based systems, end users can provision their own services, selecting them from a clearly explained suite. Moreover, the flexibility of IP networks has vastly expanded what an "enhanced" service can be. For example, "outsourced" firewalls existing in the network, rather than at the customer premise or a service that automatically expands bandwidth to accommodate a videoconference, then shrinks the pipe when it is over. These, and other pie-in-the-sky visions of what the network can do are often referred to by the catchall "enhanced network services."
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IMSWorkX offers a software suite that enhances the network service layer, making it easy for service providers to roll out IMS, VoLTE, and IMS-based enhanced network services in Next Generation networks.
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By deploying a solution featuring BandTel and TalkSwitch, customers are able to reduce telecommunications charges and gain access to enhanced network services. And because TalkSwitch systems are true hybrids, small business customers can retain connections to the traditional telephone network without requiring any additional equipment.
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, an Alcatel-Lucent company (Euronext Paris: ALU)(NYSE: ALU) and a provider of software for contact centres, announced on Monday (12 February) a voice self-service platform with built-in support for video customer service, and standards for enhanced network services that enable a wide range of new applications, from speech-enabled voicemail to IP-based services using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
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