IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) : The Market for Applications & Services 2012-2017


Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/29/2012 -- This report presents a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the role of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) in implementing rich multimedia applications. This report evaluates a variety of IMS market opportunities and places emphasis on a few key applications including:

- 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 2011 to 2016
- Geographical distribution of the subscriber revenues

The report also evaluates the following potential IMS applications:

- Presence (as an enabling capability)
- Universal Prepay
- Dynamic Address Book
- Rich Calls
- Push-to-X
- IMS and Advertising
- Services Blending

The report is divided into the following chapters:

Chapter 2 provides an overview of IMS, business and technology drivers, components as well as the role of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Chapter 3 evaluates the market and technology drivers behind IMS
Chapter 4 details the contribution of IMS enhancements in the implementation of individual rich multimedia applications
Chapter 5 analyzes IMS application introduction strategies
Chapter 6 provides a market research survey of the current state for IMS in the telecommunications industry
Chapter 7 provides a solution strategy analysis of IMS and WiMAX
Chapter 8 evaluates the relationship between IMS and SDP
Chapter 9 analyzes the emerging VNO business model relative to IMS
Chapter 10 lists the activities of major vendors in IMS enabled application solutions
Chapter 11 provides network operator recommendations
Chapter 12 forecasts the size of subscriber revenues of IMS enabled implementations for the duration 2011 to 2016.
Chapter 13 provides a summary and recommendations
Chapter 14 is an appendix with a variety of supporting information about IMS and its impacts

Wireless and wireline operators will gain insights into the value provided by IMS and its implications to their business
Telecom network infrastructure vendors will assess the importance of establishing or maintaining their presence among IMS stakeholders
System integrators will better ascertain the value of the market size for IMS"

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