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IP Multi-Media Subsystem (IMS) Solutions and Market Opportunities

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is based on an integrated open-system architecture format and supports an extensive range of IP-based services over both packet and circuit switched networks through the deployment of wireless and fixed access technologies. It is designed to facilitate the ultimate in one-to-one and many-to-many communication between people and is poised to be the standard for delivering services based on Internet protocol for any type of network.

IMS provides a framework from which to provide the best of both worlds: Legacy “telephony” like control, quality of service, and survivability while maintaining flexibility and richness of application creation and deployment.

This report package is the most comprehensive collection of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) research that addresses applications, market forecast, business case, technology, evolution, and more.

The report package includes a multi-application assessment for major IMS based applications. It also provides specific recommendations for network operators, infrastructure providers, and application providers.

This report bundle is a complete package for anyone considering:

  • Pro's and Con's of launching IMS based applications
  • Future prospects for IMS applications and revenue
  • Business case for IMS applications
  • Challenges in implementing IMS


General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


This research report bundle includes all of the following reports:


IMS Challenges and Opportunities in Multi-Application Environment


Market Opportunity: Presence in IMS


The SOA-enabled Path to Integrate Legacy and IMS Networks: Market Analysis & Forecasts 2012 - 2016


IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) : The Market for Applications & Services 2012-2017


Next Generation Messaging over IMS


IMS Applications: Moving Beyond Voice over LTE (VoLTE)


Market Opportunity: Call Continuity in Voice over LTE (VoLTE)


Market Opportunity: mVoIP + Social + Presence


Free VoIP over Wireless vs. VoLTE


IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Status Report: Emerging from the Trough of Disillusionment


IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): The Commercial Rollout of Applications


Network Monitoring in Transition: Opportunities in the shift to IP/IMS


IP Multi-media Subsystem (IMS): The Market for Components and UE


Understanding IMS

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