RALEIGH, N.C. — Red Hat is joining a European telecommunications project as part of a drive to expand its telecommunications business.

Red Hat is seeking to expand further use of its Enterprise Linux solutions in telecom networks. Red Hat also will promote use of JBoss middleware. Red Hat acquired Atlanta-based JBoss earlier this year.

The telecom project is called the European Community Open Platform for User-Centric Service Creation and Execution. The consortium is developing next-generation platforms for telecommunication service delivery and is incorporating open source solutions.

“We are pleased to include Red Hat as a member of OPUCE. Red Hat’s reputation as an open source innovator and track record of high performance in mission-critical enterprise and telecommunications environments make it an ideal partner for next-generation telecommunications infrastructure,” said Antonio Sánchez, project manager, who works for European telephone company Telefonica.

“With its recent acquisition of JBoss, Red Hat is even better positioned to participate in the development of next-generation telecommunications middleware and service delivery platform capabilities,” he added.

For more information about Red Hat’s telecommunications efforts, see: www.redhat.com/solutions/teleco