This report presents a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the role of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) in implementing rich multimedia applications. This report evaluates a variety of IMS market opportunities and places emphasis on a few key applications including:
The above applications are analyzed with respect to the following aspects:
- Video Calls
- Unified Messaging
- Wireless Wireline Convergence
- Online Gaming
The report also evaluates the following potential IMS applications:
- Key deliverables of the applications
- Traditional implementation methodologies
- Key IMS enabled implementation value additions
- Implementation case studies
- Subscriber revenue forecasts for 2011 to 2016
- Geographical distribution of the subscriber revenues
The report is divided into the following chapters:
- Presence (as an enabling capability)
- Universal Prepay
- Dynamic Address Book
- Rich Calls
- IMS and Advertising
- Services Blending
- Chapter 2 provides an overview of IMS, business and technology drivers, components as well as the role of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
- Chapter 3 evaluates the market and technology drivers behind IMS
- Chapter 4 details the contribution of IMS enhancements in the implementation of individual rich multimedia applications
- Chapter 5 analyzes IMS application introduction strategies
- Chapter 6 provides a market research survey of the current state for IMS in the telecommunications industry
- Chapter 7 provides a solution strategy analysis of IMS and WiMAX
- Chapter 8 evaluates the relationship between IMS and SDP
- Chapter 9 analyzes the emerging VNO business model relative to IMS
- Chapter 10 lists the activities of major vendors in IMS enabled application solutions
- Chapter 11 provides network operator recommendations
- Chapter 12 forecasts the size of subscriber revenues of IMS enabled implementations for the duration 2011 to 2016.
- Chapter 13 provides a summary and recommendations
- Chapter 14 is an appendix with a variety of supporting information about IMS and its impacts
- Wireless and wireline operators will gain insights into the value provided by IMS and its implications to their business
- Telecom network infrastructure vendors will assess the importance of establishing or maintaining their presence among IMS stakeholders
- System integrators will better ascertain the value of the market size for IMS
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.
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.