As part of my first Publisherâ€™s Outlook in the upcoming IMS Magazine I asked some industry experts what they thought about the IMS market. Here is the result of our e-mail discussions:
Please describe IMS.
Grant Henderson, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Convedia -
The IMS is the most recent refinement of an IP-based enhanced services architecture. The 3GPP, by embracing proven technologies from early wireline VoIP service architectures, and then adding important IP-based mobility service features, have defined an enhanced services architecture with universal industry relevance and appeal.
Paul Longhenry, VP Business Development, Sonim Technologies -
IMS is a standardized application delivery framework designed to provide a common switching element that wireless, wireline, and cable carriers can use to rapidly deploy, integrate, and manage all SIP-based services.
Kevin McCracken, Director of Product Management, NewStep Networks -IMS is a core network framework that is intended to enable the development and delivery of new services that can be delivered across any type of access network to any type of device. IMS capitalizes on IP and SIP to break free of proprietary, vertically integrated, core network platforms (e.g., voice switches) that restricted what services could be deployed, and how they could be deployed.