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LTE is Top Driver for IMS deployments

Market innovation firm Infonetics Innovation published its new IMS Service Strategies, Product Features, and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, for which carriers with IP Multimedia Subsystem core equipment in their networks were interviewed to assess their needs and to analyze trends in the IMS market.

The first time ever

"For the first time ever, LTE (Long Term Evolution, latest standard in the mobile network technology) is the top driver for IMS deployments in our annual IMS service provider survey," notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Technology. "Nevertheless while LTE (Long Term Evolution, latest standard in the mobile network technology) may be the number-one driver, the reality is the majority of services running over IMS today are fixed-line VoIP. None of our survey respondents has but deployed voice over LTE (Long Term Evolution, latest standard in the mobile network technology)."

Myers adds: "Ultimately, the longer-term inevitability of an all-IP mobile network is leading operators to IMS for other services first, even if VoLTE services are farther down the road."

Infonetics' June 2012 37-page IMS survey is based on interviews with purchase-decision makers at 21 incumbent, mobile, competitive, and cable operators from around the world with IMS core equipment in their networks. Infonetics asked operators about drivers and barriers for migrating to IMS, CSCF and HSS implementations and installed vendors, IMS components, single vs. multiple IMS cores, and plans for IMS-based retail services. The report includes operator responses to open-ended questions about IMS vendors and features a vendor scorecard with operator ratings of 8 IMS infrastructure manufacturers on 9 criteria.

International market technology

Infonetics Innovation is an international market technology and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps customers plan, strategize, and compete effectively.

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