Validation of the Parlay API through prototyping

J.W. Hellenthal, F.J.M. Planken, M. Wegdam

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    The desire within the telecommunications world for new and faster business growth has been a major drive towards the development of open network API. Over the past 7 years several (semi) standardization groups have announced work on network API, including TINA-C, JAIN, IEEE P1520, INforum, 3GPP, JAIN, Parlay. The Parlay group seems most successful in attracting industry awareness with their API, called the Parlay API. The rational behind the Parlay API is that it attracts innovation from third parties that are outside the network operator's domain to build and deploy new network-hosted applications. This also means that the public telecommunication network is opened for niche and short-lived applications as well as for applications that possibly integrate telephones with other terminals such as PC. The Parlay group has successfully passed the first two phases of success, namely publishing their API on the right moment in time and attracting a critical mass within the telecommunication industry with their results. Prototyping the API on a real network execution platform is the only way to show its technical feasibility. Such an exercise was executed internally within Lucent Technologies and raised a number of questions as well as recommendations on both the technical and the semantical behavior for systems that will be interconnected via the Parlay API. We share these results, showing the drawbacks and advantages as well as challenges for this API.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Intelligent Network Workshop 2001
    EditorsL. Slutsman, R. Rieken, K. Nagayama
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7047-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventIEEE Intelligent Networks Workshop 2001 - Boston, USA, Boston, United States
    Duration: 6 May 20019 May 2001


    ConferenceIEEE Intelligent Networks Workshop 2001
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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