TITLE

IMS: A Critique Of The Grand Plan

AUTHOR(S)
Waclawsky, John G.
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Oct2005, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses hazards of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) in the computer networking. IMS threatens both end-user value and the ubiquity of the Internet. It is an attempt on the part of traditional network operators and their equipment suppliers, to create technology that will let network operators control and bill for Internet activity and otherwise insert themselves into existing Internet-based e-commerce value chains. Using IMS, the carriers plan to track, charge for or block subscriber access to Internet-based services. They will be able to charge extra for preferred handling of multimedia traffic, and allow preferential treatment for some services and Websites over others. Besides granting network operators the ability to control and monitor Internet usage, IMS could have undesirable economic effects as well. In developing countries, where wireless Internet access is known to provide an economic, social and educational leg-up, operators could find that IMS cost and complexity reduce their ability to serve the public.
ACCESSION #
18513947

 

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