IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Applications: Moving Beyond Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

Date: August 22, 2011
Pages: 83
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Publisher: Mind Commerce Publishing LLC
Report type: Strategic Report
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IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Applications: Moving Beyond Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is based on an integrated open-system architecture format and supports an extensive range of IP-based services over both packet and circuit switched networks through the deployment of wireless and fixed access technologies; it has the potential to support ambitious rich user experiences. Fourth generation (4G) data services are in the deployment stage, but is will be a few years until there is ubiquitous Long Term Evolution (LTE) coverage.

Meanwhile, there are competitive threats emerging against incumbent carriers' core voice services. This is coming at a time when all bearer services (voice and data) are becoming marginalized due to market expectations, economic conditions, and a coming supply side expansion in terms of network capacity. Incumbent carriers leverage IMS, SDP, and other NGN technologies to offer their own differentiating capabilities and service offerings. Network operators must leverage IMS, SDP, and other NGN technologies to offer their own differentiating capabilities and service offerings.

This report evaluates the challenges and opportunities for network operators deploying and operating Voice over LTE (VoLTE). One of the business challenges discussed is anticipated future voice margin erosion due to a variety of factors. The report analyzes the need for carriers to deploy Value-added Service (VAS) applications in support of VoLTE as well as differentiating non-voice services. It evaluates key IMS/LTE applications including business drivers and anticipated challenges and opportunities. The report also includes a revenue forecast for IMS/LTE applications for 2011 to 2016.

Report Benefits:
  • IMS/LTE application revenue forecast for 2011 to 2016
  • Understand the business drivers and revenue potential for applications
  • Understand the challenges in VoLTE and the need for IMS/LTE applications
  • Identify the key IMS/LTE applications that the incumbent network operators must deploy

  • System integrators will better ascertain the value of the market size for IMS
  • 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
Executive Summary
Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
VoLTE Alternative: CSFB via 3G
VoLTE Alternative: VoLGA via Circuits within LTE
VoLTE Deployment and Operation Challenges
IMS and LTE Applications
Value-added Service (VAS) Applications
Key VAS Enablers for VoLTE
Presence in IMS
Dynamic Address Book
IMS and LTE Applications Analysis
Personalized Communications and Information
Universal Prepay: Communications, Content, and Entertainment
Consumer and Business Voice Services
Rich Calling Applications
Next Generation Video Calling
Next Generation Messaging
IMS-based Unified Communications
Push-to-X Applications
Next Generation Entertainment Services
Next Generation Video on Demand (VOD)
Community of Interest Communications60
Augmented Reality: Public Safety and Consumer Applications
Next Generation Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Next Generation Dispatch, Tele-workers and Remote Workforce
Identity Protection in an IMS Environment
Universal Billing: Communications, Content, Commerce, and Applications
Next Generation Social Networking
Beyond "Mobile" Commerce: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
Beyond Application Integration: Services Blending
Advertising Everything: IMS drives Advertising Opportunities
IMS/LTE Application Revenue Forecast for 2011 - 2016
Summary and Recommendations
What is driving the Need to make these Investments?73
New Applications, Features, and Development Approaches
New Business Models with IMS and LTE
What is a Service Delivery Platform?
SDP Architecture
What is IMS?
IMS Architecture
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