I-TDM: Supporting TDM Voice in the Age of MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA

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    The demand for voice and video over IP along with the adoption of IP Multimedia Services (IMS) architecture for next generation networks are driving the trend towards standardization of network components based on standard form factors. Many telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs) that have traditionally designed proprietary platforms internally are now seeking off-the-shelf components based on standard telecom grade and high-capacity form factors. As a result, MicroTCA (µTCA) and AdvancedTCA (ATCA) platforms are currently being adopted in the market, with large deployment numbers predicted for 2007 onward.