IMS: A Dream Deferred?

Rehbehn, Ken
July 2007
Business Communications Review;Jul2007, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p56
Trade Publication
The author discusses how the Internet multimedia subsystem (IMS) has failed to live up to its potential to revolutionize operator networks and help create Internet protocol (IP) architectures. Programs based on asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) may rival IMS in offering operator services. The author suggests the public may prefer broadband networks and Internet alternatives to IMS services. Computer network companies such as Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) offer IMA infrastructure applications. IMS applications focus on voice over IP (VOIP) telephony and mobile applications. INSET: IMS's Other Benefits.


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