Infonetics Research recently released a new report, “IMS Service Strategies, Product Features, and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey.” The survey notes that, for the first time, LTE has emerged as the top driver for new IMS deployments, although the majority of services running on IMS today are still of the fixed-line VoIP variety. Other highlights:
- IMS networks continue to be deployed by fixed-line operators, mobile operators, and cable operators, as 71% of respondents have already deployed IMS.
- Fixed-line VoIP service is the at the core of IMS deployments, with 76% of respondents currently serving residential voice over broadband, SIP trunking, or hosted business VoIP over IMS.
- Mobile services are growing in importance: by 2014, 71% of respondent operators plan to offer RCS/e, more than half will offer VoLTE, and a third will feature VoIP over 3G and mobile messaging.
For additional information, see http://www.infonetics.com/pr/2012/IMS-Strategies-and-Vendor-Leadership-Survey-Highlights.asp