IBM Enters IMS Game

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IBM Enters IMS Game

IBM today announced IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystems) offerings to help telecommunications service providers transition to Next Generation Networks.

According to the release, IBM offers telecommunications industry clients pre-integrated business solutions that are based on an architecture which integrates IMS with existing service environments.  The solutions are fully tested and designed to meet carrier grade quality standards. The IBM IMS architecture is built on components to reduce integration costs and leverages the IBM SPDE framework for continuity of Service Delivery Platform (SDP) evolution along with SOA and Web Services where appropriate. The solutions also enable service providers to evolve their current environments with predefined roadmaps that are customized to their specific requirements.

The IBM IMS set of offerings includes integrated hardware and software components based on Rational, Tivoli, and WebSphere software.  IBM operates IMS solutions on the IBM eServer BladeCenter T and CarrierGrade Linux computing platform.

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, TMC is launching IMS Magazine, with a scheduled first-issue date of February 2006, and an editorial focus on "The Promise of IMS," among other critical topics.

The mission of IMS Magazine is to teach the service provider community about the massive opportunities afforded them in the move to IP Multimedia Subsystems based architectures.

Each issue of IMS Magazine will focus on the important news and events happening in this rapidly growing market. The magazine will also focus on case studies and deployments in the real world and the latest services on the market. In addition, readers can expect targeted editorial enabling them to make better purchasing decisions.

IMS Magazine will be available in print in the United States and digitally elsewhere. A free subscription is available online.

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