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SOA Best Practices Authors: Jason Bloomberg, Andy Thurai, Charles Araujo, Hollis Tibbetts, Pat Romanski

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IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): The Market for Applications and Services 2008-2013

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): The Market for Applications and Services 2008-2013

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of “IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): The Market for Applications and Services 2008-2013” to their offering.

The eroding margins for voice services coupled with competition from Skype, Google, Yahoo, et al has forced traditional wireless and wireline service providers to "take the battle to the enemy". Service providers have found IMS to be an effective vehicle on which these applications can be designed, rolled out, implemented, augmented and maintained. This report represents a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the role of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) in implementing rich multimedia applications.

Although there many potential IMS applications, this report focuses on the following key rich multimedia applications:

- Video Calls

- Unified Messaging

- Push-to-Talk

- Wireless/Wireline Convergence

- Online Gaming

- Video-on-Demand

The above applications are analyzed with respect to the following aspects:

- Key deliverables of the applications

- Traditional implementation methodologies

- Key IMS enabled implementation value additions

- Implementation case studies

- Subscriber revenue forecasts for 2008-2013

- Geographical distribution of the subscriber revenues

Key Report Benefits

- IMS business and technology drivers, components, and the role of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

- Analyzes IMS enhancements in the implementation of individual rich multimedia applications

- Evaluates major vendors with IMS enabled application solutions (Includes Alcatel-Lucent, Bridgeport Networks/CounterPath, Comverse, Ericsson, Huawei, Kasenna, Kineto Wireless, Motorola, Nortel, RadiSys, Radvision, Tatara Systems, and Tekelec)

- Forecasts 2008-2013 subscriber revenues for IMS enabled implementations (Includes twenty-two charts segmented by application and by world region)

Topics Covered:

- Executive Summary

- Introduction to IMS

- IMS and Value- added Applications

- IMS Applications Stakeholder Landscape

- Market Forecasting by Application and Region

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