September 20, 2009 | Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the IMS is available in its catalogue.
September 20, 2009 | Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the IMS is available in its catalogue. Report Summary
Virtually every major telecom industry player must now be dealing with IMS. News of planned IMS-compatible products and services are arriving with regularity. Are you one of those players? If you are testing IMS, then you must understand what strategies to adopt to implement and profit from this technology now to safeguard medium to long term growth in subscribers and usage.
Despite investment constraints forced upon them by the 2008-2009 global economic slowdown, operators are still looking beyond 3G in the quest to sustain their growth in the medium to long term and reduce competitive threats. Although some projects have been postponed due to the adverse financial climate, a great number of planned deployments are still being pursued by operators, as IMS represents a key platform for future service provisioning and a long term investment beyond 2012, future-proofing operators from risk in increased service sophistication and capacity requirements.
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is an open and standardised architecture for mobile and fixed services. But is this really true – is the standard truly open to all? It is used by operators to offer network-controlled multimedia services by combining voice and data in a single packet switched network. The author believes that IMS is one of the key drivers of convergence, but with network-client framework suppliers not reaching agreement then issues will still linger. IMS is gaining increased momentum and will have a fundamental impact on your operation. Virtually all major vendors have IMS strategies in place – competition in this area is ever strengthening.
This updated version of the IMS 2009 report provides a critical insight into the different aspects of IMS strategy adopted by various operators across the globe. The report also seeks to dispel the hype and confusion surrounding IMS. We aim to describe the technology itself, its readiness for deployment and its compatibility with existing infrastructure.
Operators in Western Europe are embracing IMS, despite ongoing economic pressures in the global market, due to the considerable measure of cost and revenue leakage control enabled by such platforms. The technology also holds huge potential to increase operator ARPU and reduce churn – will you and your organisation be successful proponents of IMS, as well as the future technology roadmap of LTE and 4G.