Next Generation Messaging over IMS

  • December 2011
  • -
  • Mind Commerce Publishing

Overview:
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is an emerging framework for development, deployment, and operation of various applications for support of any-network, any-device, and service provider usage. One of the most important legacy applications on traditional circuit networks is messaging. IMS enables messaging to transcend mobile via IP to become a pervasive service across various media, applications, and networks.

This research evaluates the challenges faced in planning, deploying and operating next generation messaging. It includes detailed solutions and architecture over IMS network to provide messaging services with detailed call flows for typical user scenarios. The report provides a SWOT analysis of traditional carrier SMS vs. Web-based messaging and Apple's iMessage service. It also includes key vendor/products analysis.

Companies in Report:
· Acision
· Alcatel-Lucent
· Apple
· Colibria
· Comverse
· Ericsson
· Facebook
· Google
· Linkedin
· Mavenir Systems
· Microsoft
· Skype
· Tekelec
· Twitter
· Yahoo

Audience:
· Wireless and fixed network service providers
· Telecom application developers and content providers
· Managed communication service providers and service bureaus
· Telecom infrastructure providers including SDP and IMS equipment

Keywords:

IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, Messaging over IMS, SMS over IMS, Next Generation Messaging, Next Generation Messaging over IMS

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents:

1. REPORT SUMMARY 4

2. MESSAGING MARKET TRENDS 5

3. WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FOR TELECOM CARRIERS? 8

4. WHAT'S NEXT GENERATION MESSAGE SOLUTION OVER IMS? 11

4.1. Overview of Next Generation Messaging Solution 12

4.2. Standardization of Next Generation Messaging Solution 13

4.3. Next Generation Messaging Solution Detailed Network Architecture 17

4.4. Migration Path to Next Generation Messaging 20

4.5. Typical User Scenarios 20

4.5.1. Basic IP message Call Flow between IMS users 20

4.5.2. Message Flow from IMS user to SMS User 22

4.5.3. Messaging to Internet IM in session mode 22

4.5.4. Group Chat among different Messaging Communities 24

4.5.5. IP Messaging to multi-devices 26

5. MAJOR VENDOR ANALYSIS 27

5.1. Acision 27

5.2. Alcatel-Lucent 27

5.3. Apple - iMessage 27

5.4. Comverse 28

5.5. Colibria (Now part of Metaswitch Networks) 28

5.6. Ericsson 29

5.7. Mavenir Systems (include Airwide Solutions) 29

5.8. Tekelec 30

6. APPENDIX 31

6.1. SDP and IMS 31

6.1.1. What is a Service Delivery Platform? 31

6.1.2. SDP Architecture 31

6.1.3. What is IMS? 32

6.1.4. IMS Architecture 32


List of Figures

Figure 1: Communication Methods Survey6

Figure 2: Current Messaging Markets7

Figure 3: Next Generation Messaging Solution. 12

Figure 4: 3GPP 23.204 defined IP SM GW. 13

Figure 5: Messaging Architecture Defined by OMA CPM. 14

Figure 6: OMA MSN - Mobile Social Network Architecture. 15

Figure 7: Next Generation Messaging Network Architecture. 16

Figure 8: Next Generation Messaging Evolution Path. 18

Figure 9: Messaging between IMS users in pager mode. 19

Figure 10: Messaging from IMS user to SMS User in Pager Mode. 20

Figure 11: Message from IMS User to Yahoo! Messenger21

Figure 12: Group Chatting - Part 1. 24

Figure 13: Group Chatting - Part 2. 24

Figure 14: IP Messaging to Multi-Devices25


List of Tables

Table 1: Mobile Messaging Marketing and Trend. 5



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