Stuttgart, Germany (PressExposure) July 14, 2009 -- InfoCom has more and more investigated the market for IMS, (IP Multimedia Subsystem), and in particular, how IMS can help operators and carriers to innovate their product portfolio. InfoCom has been looking at which operators are implementing which IMS and, in particular, at drivers and obstacles and the ROI business case for IMS. InfoCom's investigation included a deep analysis regarding web-based communities business models, and how crucial it is for network operators to embrace actively the web 2.0 world, which combined with IMS applications, would greatly help to innovate carriers' portfolio.
IMS enjoys a wide industry support and a number of drivers are pushing IMS implementation, among which the migration towards all IP networks as well as FMC progression and related OPEX savings thanks to operations of one core converged network with one control plane for all services. Currently, deployments concern existing mass market services, especially voice; but IMS is expected to make a definite ROI case for multimedia services.
While there is no single application that can justify IMS, as legacy systems get older, OPEX to manage them grows and so does the need to replace them. InfoCom's Chief Research Analyst commented: "Combining the network operators' assets, in particular in relation to mobile networks, with the web 2.0 strengths is quite simply the only way forward for network operators. Or else become a bit pipe".