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Global IMS&SDP Deployments July 2008

Global IMS&SDP Deployments July 2008


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Global deployment status of IMS & SDP, July 2008
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Global IMS Deployments
Source: Public announcements

Operator Announcements
AIS (Thailand) Arcor AG&Co (Germany) ArmenTel (Armenia) AT&T (formerly SBC) (U.S.)

Infrastructure Vendor
Nokia Italtel Ericsson Lucent Technologies

Service Planned

Launch Date
Announced November 2005 2005 2006 2008 2005

AT&T (formerly Cingular) (U.S.) Bahamas Telecommunications Co. (Bahamas) Belgacom (Belgium)


Sophisticated enterprise services via Class 4 SIP-trunking IP telephony and multimedia services to consumers and business customers IP-Based TV programming, VoD, HighSpeed Internet access, etc. to 18M US households Residential VoIP services Push-to-Video services Presence Video call

Announced September 2006 Announced February 2008 Service deployment scheduled late 2006 or early 2007. Deal announced December 2005.




Fixed-mobile convergence and to advance BTC’s migration to an IMS architecture

Deal announced May 2006; deployments under way


Alcatel-Lucent, Broadsoft

BellSouth (U.S.) Bharti Airtel (India) Brasil Telecom (Brazil) Brasil Telecom (Brazil) BT (U.K.) BT (U.K.)

Lucent Technologies

Integrated Telephony Services (ITS) is Announced May 2008 targeting SMEs and multisite enterprises, e.g. retailers with Hosted Unified Communications service packages and phones, including desktop clients that increase productivity Advanced consumer IP services, including Multi-year deal announced in November 2005. VoIP



Lucent Ericsson Alcatel/Lucent Technologies Ericsson (for network)

Lucent's MiLife service platform

Feb-06 Announced January 2008

2006 2008

Fixed mobile convergence phone service BT Fusion (formerly Project Bluephone) fixed/mobile converged phone service

China Netcom's Beijing Branch (Beijing Netcom) China Unicom (China) Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan)


IP-Centrex targeting enterprise customers

Deal announced June 2006. Commercial 2006 deployment planned for early 2007 Launched planned for Spring 2006; deal announced 2005 June 2005 with 400 early adopters. On Dec. 8, 2005, BT reiterated these plans and announced it will offer customers a wide range of handsets alongside the Motorola v560 and forthcoming Razr. The company also said that in 2Q 2006, the next generation of Fusion phones will be Wi-Fi powered. Delivery has started and the network is expected to 2007 be completed during April 2007 Technical trials under way. Deal announced September 2005. Announced December 2006 2005 2006

Bridgeport Networks* Alcatel-Lucent

Mobile VoIP real-time video telephony and video conferencing services between 3G mobile networks and fixed broadband networks

Cingular Wireless Lucent (U.S.) Technologies Cingular Wireless Lucent Technologies, (U.S.) Ericsson COLT Telecom Sonus Networks, (Europe) Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks

Advanced consumer IP services, including VoIP HSDPA

Multi-year deal announced in November 2005. Launch date not yet released. Deals announced Feb. 2006



2008 Announced May 2008 Plans to first migrate existing COLT services over to the IMS platform this year and in 2008, and then build new services onto that platform from 2009. In the future COLT plans to enable its products on handheld devices, providing greater mobility to employees. VoIP IMS Multimedia Telephony Enterprise focused IP Centrex Announced October 2007 Services launched in fourth quarter 2005 2007 2005

Com Hem (Sweden) Commander Communications (Australia) Cox Communication (USA) CSL (Hongkong) CYTA (Cyprus) EAccess LTD (Japan) Elion (Estonia) Elisa (Finland) E-Plus (Germany) Exatel (Poland) FasWeb (Italy) FET (Taiwan) France Telecom (France)

Nokia Siemens Networks Ericsson

Nokia Ericsson Lucent Ericsson Nokia

Video sharing Multimedia Multimedia, HSDPA Multimedia, VoIP Mobile/fixed network service convergence

Announced November 2005 Announced December 2006 Announced February 2005

2005 2006 2005

Deal announced May 2006, trial to run through 2006 August 2006 Trial announced August 2005. Launch date not yet 2005 released.


Fixed-mobile convergence (Dual phone)

Announced October 2007


Ericsson Siemens

Fixed-mobile convergence Fixed-mobile convergence

Announced August 2007 First two phases of three-phase project complete; phase three includes ~ 200 customer trial.

2007 2005

Frontier Communications (USA) Fujian Telecom (China) Alcatel-Lucent Globacom (Nigeria)

IMS-ready next-generation network solution. Announced May 2007 mobile broadband and converged services, such as video call, video streaming and highspeed mobile Internet access on 3G mobile handsets, phone-to-phone and fixed-tomobile video telephony, video greeting kiosk and video mail box


Global Crossing (India/USA) Global Telecom (Philippines) Hellas online (Greek ISP) Hot Telecom

Ericsson Nortel

Integrating softswitch and IMS Managed VoIP, IM, and presence

Announced January 2008 Announced June 2006 and to be deployed by the end of 2006

2008 2006

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)

Lucent IMS-ready solution, MPLS Juniper Networks' M320 routers, Acme Packet's NetNet Session Border Controllers, Dorado Software's RedCell MPLS Manager and VPN Service Center, and BayPackets' Agility Platform

Contracted June 2006


Jersey Telecom (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK) JSC Kazakhtelecom KPN (Netherlands), EPlus (Germany) BASE (Belgium) KPN (Netherlands)

Nortel Siemens

IMS-ready NGN Mobile convergence, including VoIP, video conferencing and instant messaging

Announced May 2007 Announced December 2004. KPN network agreement is five-year deal. A user trial or deployment across the KPN enterprise only.

2007 2004

Alcatel-Lucent Ericsson

Announced August 2006 VoD, Mobile Video Ethernet Virtual Private Network (VPN) services for business customers PBX switcheds connected to IMS (Ericsson)


KTF (South Korea) Magyar Telekom's TMobile and TCom (Hungary) Manx Telecom (Isle of Man. A subsidiary of O2) Mediatel (Morocco) MegaFon (Russia) Mena Telecom (Kingdom of Bahrain)

Comverse and Huawei


voice and video calls over IP, fixed-mobile Announced August 2006 convergence (FMC) services, presenceenabled applications, rich video, and multimedia messaging services, personalized content services, and converged billing solutions. Multimedia services including Voice over Announced July 2006 Internet Protocol and data services Business trunking deployed over WiMax



Tekelec MiRS Communications (Israel) Siemens MMO2 (U.K.) Mobilkom Austria (austria) Mobile Satellite Ventures (USA) Lucent Netia (Poland) Neuf Cegetel (France)

End-to-end network, comprising 3.5GHz WiMax infrastructure, IMS core, customer premises equipment (CPE), voice and data applications, and operational and business support systems. Provides broadband connectivity and advanced voice and nomadic broadband data services to both business and residential customers Fixed-mobile convergence and hosted SIP

Deployment under way. Deal announced December 2005 2005. 2005

Push-to-talk over Cellular (POC), multimedia EOY 2005 first launch in two-year program conferencing

IMS-based voice and data services to business customers FMC voice service (TWIN巻): unlimited voice and access to media content (TV, music, Neuf Giga) for a low price

Frame agreement announced September 2005


NTT DoCoMo (Japan) NWT (HongKong) ONEMAX (Dominican Republic) Optimus (Portugal) O2 (Isle of Man) PCCW (Hong Kong) Phone Systems and Network (France) Rogers Communications (Canada) Saunalahti (Finland) Shandong Telecom (China) SmarToneVodafone (Hong Kong) SoftBank Mobile (Japan) Sonaecom (Portugal) Sprint Nextel (U.S.) Sprint Nextel (U.S.) Joint Venture with Comcast, Cox Communications,T ime Warner Cable and Advance/ Newhouse Communications SPT (Vietnam) SunCom (U.S.)

Lucent Alcatel-Lucent

Coverged fixed mobile service Mobile handoffs on a commercial WiMAX

Announced August 2006 Announced October 2007

2006 2007

Ericsson Lucent Technologies

HSDPA, video

Deal announced March 2006

2006 2006

Service set to launch early 2006 Voice services, DVD-quality streaming video, fast downloads of large files and VPN access to corporate networks


Transition from TDM to VoIP network

Launched May 2006



Nokia Lucent

Trial announced October 2005 to be completed by 2005 March 2006. Commercial launch expected Fall 2006. VoIP and rich multimedia to both mobile and Announced in June 2005. Launch date not yet set. 2005 fixed telephony customers Voice over IP (VoIP) services for large- and Announced July 2005. Launch date not yet 2005 medium-sized enterprises released. Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) Circle Talk (push-to-talk) and HotStatus (presence, group list management). Announced April 2008 2008

HSDPA, Quadruple-play services



Announced December 2006


Lucent Not Announced

EV-DO A "quadruple play" of wireless, high-speed data, voice and video. The venture adds wireless to the cable operators' bundles. It will also integrate mobile/cable content delivery. Services may include unified messaging.

Announced in December 2004. Expanded Power Vision network in mid-November 2005 Announced Nov. 2, 2005. Sprint Nextel and the cable consortium are each investing $100 million. Customers could receive cable TV programs on their cell phones as early as this year.

2004 2005

Ericsson Ericsson

IP telephony and IP Centrex

Announced November 2006


Video telephony, conference calling, Trials announced December 2005. Launch date not 2005 document-sharing Web pages (collaboration) yet released. and presence management in its IP network. Caller ID, Call Waiting with ID, Find Me/Follow Me, sequential ringing, simultaneous ringing and Selective Call Screening 911/E911 Converged mobile Announced April 2008 2008

SureWest (USA)


Swisscom Mobile (Switzerland) Swisscom (Switzerland) TDC (Denmark) TELE Greenland (Greenland)

Telcordia Ericsson Erisccon Ericsson

Migration of network under way

2005 2006 2005 2008

converged fixed and mobile multimedia Delivery will start during 2007 and the frame services agreement will last until 2013 IP telephony and IP Centrex to business users Announced June 2005 integrated fixed and mobile convergent services Announced January 2008

Telecom Italia Mobile (Italy) Telekomunikacja Polska (Poland) Telefonica (Spain) Telefonica

Ericsson and Nokia Video sharing

Mass market launch 2Q05



Ericsson Alcatel-Lucent

TELE Greenland (Greenland) Telemar Oi (Brazil) Telenor (Norway) Telenor (Sweden) Telia Sonera (Nordic Region) Telkomsel (Indonesia)

Erisccon Nokia Nokia Ericsson Ericsson, Nokia and Siemens Nokia

multimedia telephony, presence, instant messaging and IP centrex services, via either fixed or mobile broadband access IP telephony and IP Centrex Video Telephony on TV Presence-based service instant messaging, video mailbox, push-totalk and push-to-view, click-to-call, or instant collaboration, both in fixed and mobile communications fixed and mobile convergent services Converged wireless/wireline IMS deployment Fixed mobile convergence trial IMS-based IP Centrex

Planned to integrate IMS solution until the end of 2007 Announced in April 2005. Deployment of IMS solution began in late spring 2005. Announced December 2007


2005 2007

Announced January 2008 Trial announced October 2005

2008 2005

Partnership initiated late 2005; service trials to end 2005 at the close of 2006. Announced July 2007 2007 2005

Instant messaging, photoshare, video sharing, Trial in spring 2005 gaming among different mobile operators 3G services, such as video sharing. Based on Six-month trial under way now standardized 3GPP and IETF technologies. Enabled by IMS core network Service Fusion: Interwoven fixed and mobile voice, data, video and other multimedia content Identity, Presence, Location, Storage, Speech, Payments


Telstra (Australia)


Telus (Canada) TerreStar Networks (USA) TIM (Italy) Time Warner Cable (USA) TMN (Portugal) T-Com Hungary T-Mobile (Germany, the Netherlands, Britain) T-Mobile (Hungary) Verizon Wireless (USA) Vimpelcom (Russia) Virgin Media (UK) Vivatel (Bulgaria) Vivo (Brazil) Vodafone (Czech)


LBS, presence, push-to-talk-over-cellular and Announced July 2007 push-to-view Push to talk



Video Sharing

Service launched in July 2005


Nokia, Siemens


Comverse, Huawei Video call, FMC, presence, multimedia messaging Alcatel-Lucent Voice over IP (VoIP), push-to-x, mobile video telephony

Nokia: Service launched in Germany March 2006; 2006 the Netherlands and Britain to follow later in 2006. Siemens: Service launch intiated in Germany and Austria in March 2006. Announced in June 2006 2006 Announced March 2007 2007

Nokia Ericsson Ericsson SDP converged fixed and mobile multimedia services

Announced September 2006 Announced Feburary 2007 Announced July 2007

2006 2007 2007

Erisccon Vodafone (Germany) Ericsson Vodafone (Iceland) Vodafone Group Nokia, Ericsson (U.K.)

converged fixed and mobile multimedia services IPTV

Announced July 2007 Announced Feburary 2007

2007 2007

IMS-based next-generation wireless services Initial deployments with Nokia scheduled in 2006 2006 to Vodafone affiliates worldwide. First deployment with Ericsson equipment will be in Japan. Announced August 2008 Converged fixed and mobile service Voice, IP Centrex, multimedia communications, prepaid and other valueadded services Enhanced and converged fixed and mobile services over all-IP network WiMax access network, IMS core and services, offering residential and corporate voice, applications, and data services nationwide CrystalBlue managed voice service Announced July 2007 Announced October 2007 2008 2007 2007

Vodafone (Ireland) Vodafone (Portugal) Warid Group (Uganda) Wana (Morocco) Wateen Telecom (Pakistan)

Ericsson Ericsson Huawei

Whaleback Systems (USA)

Industry Trade Group Activities
Trade Group Infrastructure Vendor GSM Association Ericsson, Nokia Interoperability and Siemens Initiative #1 (U.K.) GSM Association Interoperability Initiative #2 (Europe, Asia, U.S.) IMS Forum (U.S.) Service Planned Launch Date European operators--TeliaSonera, Vodafone, Announced September 2005. Not commercial. Orange, KPN--developed hubs to support IMS and achieved IMS IPv6 systems interoperability with IMS IPv4 systems Announced February 2006 as a follow-on to European IMS trials announced by the group in September 2005. Video trials set to continue through 2006. Not commercial.

Ericsson, Lucent, Video sharing initiative led by TeliaSonera LG, Motorola, Nokia, NEC, Samsung, Siemens, Sony-Ericsson

25 founding Will offer consultancy and expertise to the None planned member companies, industry on best practices and approaches for mainly VoIP IMS rollouts, interconnectivity and companies convergence

Rich Communication Suite

Plan is to have RCS devices in the shops in 2009 Will offerMain features of Rich The Rich Communication Suite Phase 1 Communication Suite Initiative is an Rich Call: calls enhanced with media sharing effort of a group of Enhanced phone book, contacts enhanced operators, network with capabilities and rich presence, Enhanced messaging, conversational and terminal vendors to launch a messaging experience.consultancy and set of interoperable expertise to the industry on best practices and services based on approaches for IMS rollouts, interconnectivity and convergence IMS Operators: Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Telenor, Telstra, SFR, SK Telecom Vendors: Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Samsung Sony-Ericsson,, Ericsson, AlcatelLucent, Motorola, LG

© Copyright 2006-2008 Ian Yeon *The BridgePort Networks proprietary solution is not IMS standard, but covers an aspect of IMS standards that is not yet fully finalized.


Global SDP Deployments
Source: Public announcements

Operator Announcements
Wireless Operator
AT&T Bell Canada (Canada) BT (UK) Celcom Malaysia (Malaysia) China Mobile (China) China Unicom (China) China Unicom (Shanghai, China) Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) EMT (Estonia) France Telecom (France) Hutchison 3 (Sweden, Denmark) Hutchison (Indonesia) Mobilkom Austria (Austria) NetCom (Norway) NTT DoCoMo (Japan) mmO2 Omnitel (Lithuamia) Proximus (Belgium) SFR (France) SiMobil (Slovenia) SK Telecom (South Korea) Sprint Wireless (USA)

Infrastructure Vendor
Microsoft's Connected Services Framework (CSF) Microsoft's Connected Services Framework (CSF) Microsoft's Connected Services Framework (CSF) Microsoft's Connected Services Framework (CSF) Ericsson Ericsson Motorola Ericsson

Service Planned

Launch Date
Announced June 2005 Launched February 2005

‘plug and play’ facility for launching Internet-hosted software services to smaller businesses in the U.K E-mail, calendaring, IM to mobile device

Launched February 2005

Announced March 2005 2005 2005

messaging, location, browsing and push services, etc

Announced March 2008

Ericsson Microsoft's Connected Services Framework (CSF) Ericsson Announced July 2005

Nokia Siemens Networks (Xiam, mobilecohesion, Openet) Ericsson

Ericsson NEC Same as NTT DoCoMo Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson(LHS) Ericsson HP Mobile E-services Server Presence, Cell Sector Location, Precision Location, SMS Alerts, Voice Alerts, Presence Notifications, Location Notifications Announced May 2005 Mobile TV Billing solution Announced November 2006

Swisscom Mobile (Switzerland) Tele2 (Sweden) Tele2 (Norway) Telefonica Moviles (Mexico) Telefonica Moviles (Spain) Telenor (Sweden) Telia (Denmark) Telia (Sweden) Telstra (Australia)

IBM Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson

Announced February 2006


Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson Service Fusion: Interwoven fixed and mobile voice, data, video and other multimedia content Identity, Presence, Location, Storage, Speech, Payments Messaging, LBS, Video call Announced February 2007

TIM (Italy) Turkcell (Turkey) VIP (Croatia) Vivo (Brazil) Vodacom (South Africa) Vodafone Wind Telecommunicazi oni (Italy) Yoigo (Spain)

HP, BEA Telenity’s Canvas CSP Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson Ericsson

Announced February 2007


Industry Trade Group Activities
Trade Group SDP Alliance Infrastructure Vendor Nokia-Siemens-Networks Aepona, changingworlds, cibenix, Openet, Mobility Data Systems © Copyright 2006-200 Ian Yeon Service Planned Launch Date

Vendor Acision

Acme Packet AePona

Types include... SMS-SIP Ggateway, MMS-to-SIP gateway, converged charging, IMS/SIP messaging applications, device and network agnostic messaging IMS session border control IMS-ready FMC application (voice call continuity or cellular/WiFi roaming)

Products include... Messaging Application Server, SMS-SIP and MMS-SIP Gateway, SMSC with onboard IMS/SIP connector

Named customers include...

Agilent Techologies IMS signaling testing and monitoring


IMS architecture, platforms, and services

Service Broker, Network Gateway, Telecom Application Server, Telecom Web Services Platform Signaling Analyzer - J7830A, Wireless QOS Manager, Triple Play Monitoring System Alcatel-Lucent 1390 Generic User Profile Server, Alcatel-Lucent 1430 Unified Home Subscriber Service for IM-HSS, Alcatel-Lucent 5020 Call Session Controller, Alcatel-Lucent 5350 IMS Application Server, Alcatel-Lucent 5430 Session Resource Broker

France Telecom / Orange, Sprint, Telus, Vimpelcom, Bharti Airtel

AT&T (former SBC, Cingular, BellSouth), TerreStar Networks, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Telefonica, Phone Systems and Network, KPN, Manx Telecom, Jersey Telecom, TDC, Chunghwa Telecom, NWT

Aperto Networks AppTrigger

Voice and IMS multimedia services over WiMax SSF, SCIM

Argela Technologies IMS software components, including: edge proxy (P-CSCF), interrogating proxy (I-CSCF), serving proxy (S-CSCF), convergence gateway, media gateway, service interaction gateway (SCIM), SIP application server (SIPAS), presence server, streaming server, group manager, resource location server Argent Networks Aricent Atos Origin Atreus Audio Codes Azaire Networks IMS rating and billing IMS-based voice call continuity (VCC) server, IMS application development environment IMS and SIP application development and delivery IMS provisioning solution IMS-compliant media servers (MRFPs) AAA, service gateways

Ignite Application Session Controller version 7.0 IMS Core, Convergence, and Service Delivery Suites

ArgentEclipse IMS IMS Client Framework

BEA Systems Bridgewater Systems Brix Networks BroadSoft

IMS application server, IMS policy/SLA/partner management gateway Authorization and policy servers, HSS

QOS monitoring and assurance IMS-compliant voice applications platform

Cantata Technology Media and signaling gateway, IP media server, programmable services platforms Cedar Point Voice services and switching Communications Cisco Systems IMS architecture, platforms, and services

xAuthority IPmedia family IP Converged Network Platform (IPCNP), Metro-WSG (M-WSG), Service Control Node (SCN) BEA WebLogic SIP Server, BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper AAA Service Controller, Application Policy Controller, Network Policy Controller, Home Subscriber Server BrixWorx, BrixMobile BroadWorks -- IMS Product Portfolio comprises Application Server Complex and Media Resource Function (MRF) IMG 1010, SnowShore IP Media Server SAFARI C3 Media Switching System XR 12000 Series Session Border Controller, BTS 10200 Softswitch, MGX 8880 Media Gateways Comptel Dynamic OSS IMS Applications Suite 2.0 Accolade WCS CopperCom CSX Switching System Portable software: P-CSCF, IBCF, BGF, SIP, DIAMETER, H.248, and SigComp PeerPoint 100 Session Border Controller E2831 Policy/Service Brokering, integrated AGC/PEP, Hi-FOCuS 5 MSAN, ST200/50, Service Enabling Platforms, STMS, IPTV/Video IMS applications, NGN Voice applications, fixed/mobile convergence solutions Enhanced IMS UE

Comptel Comverse Convergin CopperCom Data Connection Ltd. (DCL) Ditech Networks E28 ECI Telecom

Provisioning, mediation, and identifier management Applications servers, billing, messaging, Centrex IMS SCIM Voice services and switching IMS protocols source code


Sonus, Alcatel-Lucent, CedarPoint, Starent, ECI Telecom, and Nokia Siemens

IMS border services solutions IMS phones IMS architecture, platforms, and services

Encore Software

VOIP protocol stacks


VOIP/IMS test and monitoring

Hammer IMS test, Hammer XMS NTT, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, monitoring (active and passive); alliances France Telecom, Telecom Italia, with IBM, Sonus, Ditech Sprint Nextel, BT, Telstra, KPN, TeliaSonera, Telenor, Swisscom, Rogers, PCCW, Cox Communications Full Service Broadband Solution Vodafone, Telenor, Beijing Netcom, Telekomunikacja Polska, Swisscom, Softbank Mobile, CYTA, SPT, FarEasTone, O2 Ireland, Telefonica (Spain), Commander (Australia), Sprint Nextel, TDC, TIM, Sonaecom, Elion, KPN, Virgin Media, Meditel, Telenor


IMS architecture, platforms, and services


IMS gateways and application platforms

8000 Media Gateway, C2 Signaling Controller, C3 Signaling Controller, G2 Compact Media Gateway, G6 Universal Media Gateway, G9 Converged Media Gateway, M5 Multimedia Applications Server, M6 Communication Applications Server HelloCommunicator HP-Tekelec Open IMS solution, HP OpenCall IMS IMS3.0 solution. IMS components: Policy Warid, Magyar Telekom Decision Function (PDF), Home Subscriber Server (HSS), Voice Call Continuity Application Server (VCC AS), Telephony Application Server (Telephony AS), , Network Attachment Subsystem (NACF/CLF), Media Resource Server (MRFC/MRFP), Call Session Control Function (CSCF) Rational software development platform, WebSphere Application Server, Telecom Web Services (Parlay X) IMS Charging Solution

HelloSoft Hewlett-Packard Huawei Technologies

IMS soft client for the PC IMS components for signaling, service control, service profiles, and service interaction IMS architecture, platforms and services. IMS fixed/mobile convergence solution


IMS-compliant service delivery platforms

Intec IP Unity Italtel Ixia JacobsRimell

IMS Solution IxVoice test solution GUP Server, RAF Server, APSDP Subscriber Information Management Platform Leapstone Systems Subscriber service profile generation, Serving-Call CCE serviceBROKER Session Control (S-CSCF), Service Capability Interaction Manager (SCIM) Mascon Global IMS products, applications, and enablers VOIP/IP protocol stacks, DIAMETER suite, FMC gateway, Policy Decision Function (PDF), Home Subscriber System (HSS), SIP Servers, B2B SIP User Agent (B2BUA), SIP User Agent, Session Border Controller (SBC), SIP Application Server, OSA/Parlay-X Gateway Mavenir Systems IMS Proxy and Interogatting P/I-CSCF for 2G/3G Access, BGCF, SIP/IMS BSC, IMS AS Proxy for 2G/3G MSC IMS application, data, and media plane functions mOne Convergence Gateway

Billing IMS video applications Core IMS products Testing Data federation and Subscriber Information Management for HSS and third-party providers


IMS Application Plane – MetaSwitch SDP and Application Suite, MetaSwitch CA9000 Series Call Agent. IMS Control Plane of IMS – MetaSwitch CA9000 Series Call Agent. IMS Media Plane – MetaSwitch Media Gateways (MetaSwitch MG2510 and MetaSwitch MG3510) and MetaSwitch Signaling Gateways (MetaSwitch SG2510 and MetaSwitch SG3510)


Fixed/mobile convergence solutions

Motorola IMS Eco-System. Turnkey IMS solution includes SIP Applications/Feature Server, Seamless Mobility Manager (MM), Call Session Controller Function(CSCF), Home Subscriber Server (HSS), Media Gateway. Applications includes fixed voice, voice and internet, FMC/VCC Mu-4000 Security Analyzer IMS/TISPAN border gateway (BGF) test application NetHawk M5 Analyser and EAST load test tool Open Communications Solutions and Edge Application Server CFX-5000 (CSCF), CMS-8200 (HSS), and application servers for a variety of services, such as VoIP and PoC

Mena Telecom, Wateen Telecom

Mu Security Navtel NetHawk NewHeights Software Nokia Siemens Networks

IMS security testing Testing IMS testing VOIP application servers, service management tools IMS core and application solution


IMS architecture, VOIP and multimedia application servers, platforms and services

Vodafone Group, TIM, Telkomsel, EPlus, China Mobile, MegaFon, CSL, Time Warner Cable, TeliaSonera, and Com Hem Applications Server (AS) 5200, (can be IMS ready AS or full IMS Application Server (AS) 2000, Wireless deployment) France Telecom, Mobility Gateway 6000 (for VCC feature), Telefonica, Verizon, MSV, Neuf Versatile Service Engine, Call Session Telecom Controller (CSC) 1000, Home Subscriber Server (HSS) 1000, Media Gateway Controller (MGC) 2000, Media Gateway Controller-Packet MSC, Converged Media Gateway 15000, Policy Controller (PC), PES (PSTN Emulation Server), MRF, Service Capability Manager 1000 as well as enablers provided by strategic partners for Presence, GLMS or charging capability



Operax Pactolus PicoMobile Networks Polycom

IMS Resource and Admission Control Service creation and delivery platforms IMS-enabled mobile handset software IMS-compliant collaborative communications (UCC) applications, application servers

IMS Charging with Diameter-based interfaces and applications – Charging Gateway Function (CGF), Charging Data Function (CDF), Online Charging Server (OCS) Operax Resource Controllers 5500, 5700 Telecom Italia RapidFLEX 6.0 PicoNet RMX 2000 Real-time media conferencing platform, Proxias Application Server and Application Development Environment

Radcom RadiSys Radvision

Prism, Omni-Q Software Media Server for audio/video applications IMS-ready products for interactive video services; Scopia Interactive Video Platform, Scopia IMS developer suites 3G Video Gateway, IMS Express Policy Decision Rules Server, Unified FarEasTone Rating & Charging System IP Base Station Gateway, Wireless Gateway, IMS Release 7 BGF and IMS Security gateway SOLINET Signaling Tester, SIP IMS Test Suite IMS architecture products, SMARTT; billing products under development – alliance with NeuStar Spirent Protocol Tester, Test Center

VOIP/IMS test and monitoring Media servers

IMS billing, rating, charging, and policy servers, application servers Reef Point Systems IMS Border Gateways and Mobile Access Gateways for FMC and femtocell deployments. Solinet Sonus Networks Testing VOIP solutions; billing


Spirent Communications Starent Networks Stratus Technologies Sylantro Systems Tatara Systems Tazz Networks

Testing Session controlers

Session Control Manager, ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway Session controllers, signaling gateways, service ENTICE Family of Open Packet Based brokerage and mediation Network Solutions Applications feature servers Synergy multiplay application feature server IMS SIP application servers (mobile and femtocell Tatara Convergence Server, Tatara applications), AAA Subscriber Gateway Policy servers TAZZ Policy Control System



IMS applications and session control

TekCore Session Manager (SIP signaling Not disclosed and session manager in IMS and/or NGN core), TekSCIM Service Mediator (service orchestration and mediation in pre-IMS, IMS and hybrid networks), TekPath Route Director (ENUM-based subscriber database for routing IP services), TekMedia (IMS messaging gateway for routing messaging between SS7 and SIP-based subscribers in IMS network) Unified Assurance suite – covers IMSbased applications such as Converged voice (fixed mobile convergence), VOIP (hosted VoIP, IP Centrex), Peer to peer video services (mobile-to-mobile multimedia services), and Presence based applications (unified messaging, push-to-talk), and covers enabling technologies such as SIP, H.248/GCP, BICC, HTTP, WAP, SMS & MMS; RTP, RTCP, RTSP; DNS/ENUM, DHCP, RADIUS & DIAMETER; GPRS/UMTS/UTRAN access networks; UMA access networks; Fixed Broadband access networks Converged Applications Server, Maestro IMS Portfolio Converged Application Canvas Converged Services Solutions CIRPACK MultiNode-B, SmartVision IPTV service platform IMS@Home OpenBloX Netrac Next Generation Service Assurance Solution ZoneGate SIP Application Server Continuity Platform, Implicity Messaging Platform ControlSwitch User Services Core- USC- Onemax xCSCF, USC-Service Broker /SCIM, USC-MGCF & BGCF, USC-Security Gateway , USC-HSS, USC-Application Servers, USC-SLF, USC-UE (softclient) CONVERSER ZIMS Solution


IMS performance monitoring and testing

Telcordia Technologies Telenity Thomson Tilgin Traffix Systems TTI UbiquiSys Ubiquity Software UTStarcom Veraz Networks

Application servers, FMC IMS-ready service enablers and applications IMS core products, voice application servers, IPTV application servers Home gateways AAA and Diameter protocols Service assurance IMS-enabled femtocell 3G access point systems Application servers Fixed/mobile convergence solutions IMS core elements and solutions

Wipro Technologies Service delivery frameworks ZTE IMS architecture, platforms, and services

Source: Light Reading, 2007

Web 2.0 Approach of vendors
Vendor Alcatel-Lucent BEA (Oracle) Products Telecom Application Server, IMS Client AquaLogic Pages, Pathways, Ensemble, WebLogic Comms Server, Network GK QEDWiki, Telecom Web Service Server, WebSphere Presence server, WebSphere Group List Server Presto Studio, Dash, Edge JAIN SLEE Kapow Mashup Server Connected Services Framework Sandbox Red Hat Developer Studio Mashup Technology Support High-level API to telco enablers, SDP components, telco enablers for mashup Mashup environment, High-level API to telco enablers, SDP components, telco enablers via partners, e.g. Broadsoft, Telenity Mashup environment, High-level API to telco enablers, SDP components, telco enablers for mashup Mashup environment, SDP components High-level API to telco enablers, telco enablers for mashup Mashup environment Mashup environment, High-level API to telco enablers, SDP components Mashup environment Strategy Behind the firewall Behind the firewall


Behind the firewall / Long tail

JackBe jNetX Kapow Microsoft Red Hat StrikeIron Sun

Behind the firewall Behind the firewall Behind the firewall Behind the firewall Behind the firewall / Long tail Behind the firewall Behind the firewall / Long tail Behind the firewall / Long tail


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