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1 Copyright © 2005 Telcordia Technologies All Rights Reserved Copyright © 2005 Telcordia Technologies All Rights Reserved Copyright © 2006 Telcordia Technologies All Rights Reserved IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Industry Status/ Expectations/ Challenges Contacts: Hala Mowafy (732) 699-6525 Zehan Zeb (732) 699-6163 Contribution to: NANC FoN October 4, 2006

2 IMS Industry Activities - 2 IMS Industry Status/Expectations: Outline Background and Drivers Standards Activities Research and Industry Forecasts – Where the U.S. Stands on IMS Key Industry Players Industry Activities – Implementations – Trials Challenges – Risks, Obstacles and Success Expected Adoption Cycle

3 IMS Industry Activities - 3 IP Multimedia Subsystem IMS IMS: An NGN Solution Wi-Fi DSL DSL Cable 3G PST N Internet IMS Services Push-to-talk Gaming Video conferencing

4 IMS Industry Activities - 4 IMS Market Trends and Operators * Source: RelevantC 2004 MSO: Multi-Service Operator VSP: Virtual Service Provider

5 IMS Industry Activities - 5 IMS PSTN to IMS Migration PSTNMobileInternetVideo User Device Switching & Transport Call/Session Control Service Applications OAM&P VoIPMobile Internet Multi-Media Services Video IMS

6 IMS Industry Activities - 6 PSTN Emulation and Simulation True IMS IMS PSTN to IMS Migration PSTN Beginnings of IMS

7 IMS Industry Activities - 7 PSTN Emulation and Simulation True IMS IMS PSTN to IMS Migration PSTN Legacy SIP GW mobility GW SMS GW Transitional Messaging App Server (AS) IMS HSS Presence SIP AS

8 IMS Industry Activities - 8 IMS SS7 and IP The advent of IMS does not mark the immediate demise of the PSTN or SS7 – SS7 continues to be a critical piece of value services such mobile, SMS and LNP – The PSTN – as we know it – still has the widest reach to the world population and size matters when it comes to network value IP migration takes time and carriers will vary in level of progress; some will get there sooner than others

9 IMS Industry Activities - 9 IMS Standardization IMS aims to standardize network interfaces and avoid fractured technologies and proprietary products – Open network interfaces – Open platforms Applications and Services Layer OSS / BSS Layer Control Layer Network Layer SP#2 SP#1

10 IMS Industry Activities - 10 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums Background on 3GPP and 3GPP2 – 3GPP was pioneered by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) early in 1998 with the proposal to create a Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) focusing on Global System for Mobile (GSM) technology – 3GPP2 was born out of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) International Mobile Telecommunications "IMT-2000" initiative, covering high speed, broadband, and Internet Protocol (IP)-based mobile systems for ANSI/TIA/EIA-41 (North America and Asia)

11 IMS Industry Activities - 11 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums Roots of IMS: 3G Activities (3GPP and 3GPP2) – 3GPP (3 rd Generation Partnership Project) Releases 4, 5, 6, 7 TSG-SA: TSG Service and System Aspects (TSG SA) is responsible for the overall architecture and service capabilities of systems based on 3GPP specifications, including charging, security and network management TSG-CT: The TSG Core Network and Terminals (TSG CT) is responsible for specifying terminal interfaces (logical and physical), terminal capabilities (such as execution environments) and the Core network part of 3GPP systems

12 IMS Industry Activities - 12 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums 3GPP2 (3 rd Generation Partnership Project 2) – CDMA2000 mobile networks – Mirroring IMS developments in 3GPP – TSG-S: The Services and Systems Aspects (TSG-S) is responsible for the development of service capability requirements based on 3GPP2 specifications. It is also responsible for high level architectural issues – TSG-X: The TSG Core Networks (TSG-X) is responsible for: charging, accounting and billing specifications management of work items placed under its responsibility; evolution of core network to support interoperability and intersystem operations; network support for enhanced privacy, authentication, data integrity and other security aspects; specifications for international roaming; multimedia services (e.g., voice over IP) private network access QoS support IMS specifications

13 IMS Industry Activities - 13 ITU-T IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums IETF ATIS ETSI NGN Framework NGN OSS 3GPP NGN Focus Group STF NGN GSC SG17 GSC9 WAE FG MWS FG VoIP FG TISPAN WG8 WG1 WTSC T1P1 PTSC (T1S1) OPTXS (T1X1) TMOC (T1M1) CableLabs OASIS SA5 DSL Forum ECMA NGN@home Parlay JWG PAM CCUICBC PM Applications LI AT-D WG7 WG3 WG4 WG5 WG6 WG2 Global NGN Framework WTSA SG11 SG02 SG19 SG04 NGNMFG SG09 SG13 3GPP2 TSG-C TSG-S TSG-A TSG-X SG03 TIA TR-41 TR-8.8 3GPP2 OP TR-45.2 TR-45.6 TR-34.1.7 CPWG MESA SG15 TeleManagement Forum SA2 OBF IPDR RosettaNet EPCglobal OSS/J DMTF OMA NGN* Focus Group General Internet O&M Routing Security Transport PGC SA1 SA4 GSC10 W3C SG16 INC TR-45 SA3 NIIF * Forums as of June 2005

14 IMS Industry Activities - 14 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums IETF: IP Telephony and Internet Standards – IP IMS nodes must support IPv6 Mobility for IPv4 – SIP, SIP Peering and SIP-based services simulate popular PSTN services and more, which include: Chat Location-based services Picture messaging (leverages IM and buddy lists) Video conferencing – ENUM – DIAMETER – Emergency calling geographic location – Global communications for disaster recovery

15 IMS Industry Activities - 15 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums ETSI TISPAN: – Recognize that evolution to IMS will take time and other forms of PSTN emulation will exist until full IMS is reached – Since September 2003, the ETSI Technical Committee TISPAN has been developing a set of standards that can be used by industry as the foundation for the Next Generation of Networks (NGN) – In December 2005, NGN R1 was approved

16 IMS Industry Activities - 16 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums ITU-T Study Group (SG) 13 – Focus Group on Next Generation Networks (FGNGN) approved NGN Release 1 Scope and Requirements in November 2005 – Also approved IMS for NGN QoS Functional architecture Service scenarios ITU-T SG 11 – Approved draft technical report specifying the aspects of IP QoS signaling requirements in December 2005

17 IMS Industry Activities - 17 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums ATIS – NGN Focus Group: NGN Framework Gap Analysis – PTSC (Packet Technologies and Systems Committee) IP-IP interconnection of carrier networks Public and infrastructure ENUM Call control Border Control functions

18 IMS Industry Activities - 18 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) – Formed in June 2002 to facilitate global user adoption of mobile data services Currently, there are 15 Technical Working Groups and two Committees of the Technical Plenary (e.g., Browser & Content, Games Services, Location, Messaging, etc.) – Consolidated the WAP Forum, Location Interoperability Forum (LIF), SyncML Initiative, MMS-IOP (Multimedia Messaging Interoperability Process), Wireless Village, Mobile Gaming Interoperability Forum (MGIF), and the Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF) into OMA

19 IMS Industry Activities - 19 IMS Activities at Standards/Industry Forums Other Industry Impacts of IMS that will drive standards or de-facto standards efforts: – Billing and OSS changes Settlements Detail Recording Home Subscriber Server (HSS) DIAMETER is the chosen accounting protocol Even IPDR is not IMS-ready – Special SIP-based handsets

20 IMS Industry Activities - 20 IMS IMS Industry Players Service Providers (including ISPs, ASPs) AT&T British Telecom (BT) Cingular France Telecom Microsoft NTTDoCoMo (Japan) Sprint-Nextel South Korea Telecom TeliaSonera (Finland and Sweden) Equipment vendors Cisco Ericsson HP Lucent Nokia Nortel Siemens Tekelec Verso

21 IMS Industry Activities - 21 IMS Other Industry Players Web developers are proponents of open Internet access (Net Neutrality) Competition is imminent; – 3 rd party voice, like Skype and Vonage do not need IMS Service providers, such as BT, recognize that their next-generation revenues could be affected if the applications providers do not come on board

22 IMS Industry Activities - 22 IMS Other Industry Players IPSphere – Focus on the business of IP – Members include: Alcatel AT&T BT Cisco Ericsson HP IBM Nortel Siemens Verizon

23 IMS Industry Activities - 23 IMS Other Industry Players IMS Forum – Used to be the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) – Accelerates the adoption of IP Multimedia Subsystems by providing an environment for discussion and resolution of real world implementation issues relating to interoperability, best practices, and standards- based architectures

24 IMS Industry Activities - 24 IMS Research and Forecasts Research from Apertio (5th April 2006, CTIA) shows that US Leads the Way Towards IMS – US global telecommunications operators overwhelmingly place greater emphasis on deploying IMS, in comparison with European operators – 86 percent of US operators classify it as a key business priority, versus 66 percent of their European counterparts – Nearly one in five US operators also expect return on investment (ROI) in less than two years - more ambitious than those in Europe – The research, IP Independence, also found key drivers towards IMS are the cost of new service provisioning on conventional architecture, and the need to offer attractive service bundles to subscribers to prevent churn and increase data usage

25 IMS Industry Activities - 25 IMS Research and Forecasts (contd.) Key findings from the Apertio research are: – 93% of respondents believe that IMS will have a positive impact on operational cost reduction, with 40% considering that impact to be significant – 85% of respondents also see the removal of legacy infrastructure as a critical aspect of reducing operational cost – 79% of carriers are using a disparate combination of tactics to deliver IMS, highlighting a lack of best practice According to Pyramid Research (Warren Communications, August 18), 66% of household VoIP users will run on an IMS platform by 2010

26 IMS Industry Activities - 26 IMS Research and Forecasts (contd.) Some studies show the main motivation for IMS is to Reduce Operating Costs At the VON Fall 2006, IMS panel discussions revealed that: – 77% of survey respondents plan to deploy IMS in next 2 years – ROI is still a grey area – Majority is looking for long-term savings of 10.5% – Service capability may not be the main driver for IMS deployment

27 IMS Industry Activities - 27 IMS Trials Global Trial of IMS R3 – The Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) will hold a global trial in October 2006 (network test facilities across three continents) – Involves five leading carriers: BT, KT, NTT, Verizon and Vodafone – Concerns over interoperability and roaming for real-time applications GSMA global trials – GSMA is a global trade association consisting of 2G and 3G operators and manufacturers – Recent press releases by Siemens and Time Warner Cable indicated their preliminary trials demonstrated successful integration of fixed line, mobile and WiFi

28 IMS Industry Activities - 28 IMS Trials (contd.) IPSphere Forum announced in May 2006, several key milestones in the Forums formal work program On May 9, in Tokyo, the IPSphere staged a working instantiation of mediated next-gen, video services to leading Asia Pacific networks

29 IMS Industry Activities - 29 IMS Obstacles/Challenges The following are recognized as the major categories of challenges for IMS operators: – Business Issues E.g., choosing the correct strategies for doing business in a multi-carrier-vendor environment – Technical Issues E.g., choosing the correct strategies for introducing elements of IMS into any network – Interoperability E.g., keeping track of the crucial migratory issues, interoperability and interconnectivity with existing network infrastructure

30 IMS Industry Activities - 30 IMS Obstacles/Challenges (contd.) Other challenges include – Handset compatibility – Lack of high-quality dual-mode capable handsets – Battery life – Differences due to operator implementation of early IMS Authentication mechanisms SIP compliance – Subscriber-centric policy management Making IP applications available over any network requires greater focus on the subscriber, rather than on any particular network

31 IMS Industry Activities - 31 IMS Obstacles/Challenges (contd.) There are concerns that IMS is being delivered in releases, and that different vendors might conform to different releases, like what happened with IN There are questions as to whos in charge among the standards bodies Roll-out of IMS will likely create additional traffic – Need measures to avoid severe congestion problems

32 IMS Industry Activities - 32 IMS Obstacles/Challenges: Charging Challenges still lie ahead for session and event-based charging Dual-mode Handsets (that could be used in multiple networks) could expedite IMS development – But, revenue management, billing and rating of calls in the dual-mode environment is a new frontier – Capturing all the pieces of a call or event and correlating them is the hardest challenge

33 IMS Industry Activities - 33 IMS Open Issues IMS will be limited by the availability of an all-IP network; its magic will be fully realized when IP is everywhere Web application developers such as AOL, Microsoft, have the same goal, but do not see the need for a platform like IMS – IMS fits the legacy providers business model – Microsoft argues that web technologies that give people anytime, anywhere already exist

34 IMS Industry Activities - 34 IMS Adoption Cycle Legacy and IMS Networks will coexist for a long time According to vendors, carriers and analysts, it could be anywhere from seven years up to 15 years before most of the service providers will be running most of their services over an IMS core network IMS may have a long adoption cycle, but operators are predicting IMS services will reach critical mass within three to five years

35 IMS Industry Activities - 35 IMS Adoption Cycle (contd.) Recent research by In-Stat, found the following: Wireless carrier revenues from IMS applications in the US could be as high as $14 billion by 2011 It is likely that the significant growth in IMS applications and services being offered by wireless will begin to appear well into 2007 Despite that relatively late start, there could eventually be as many as 72 million IMS users in the US by 2011

36 IMS Industry Activities - 36 IMS Comments/Questions? Thank you

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