According to a just released report from Informa Telecoms & Media, the IMS market is expected to peak during 2010, when investments on IMS equipment are expected to reach US$4.5bn
According to IMS: Opportunities and Challenges, 39 million users will adopt IMS-based services in the fixed market, by 2011. This compares with the 188 million in the mobile sector. Key early services will include VoIP and IPTV in the fixed environment and Push over Cellular and Instant Messaging in the mobile market.
IMS: Opportunities and Challenges, posits that the next two years will be pivotal to the adoption of IMS worldwide. There are now over 50 contracts and 100 ongoing trials and operators are expected to form strategies within the next two years.
For more information on the report, visit www.informatm.com.
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