Making IMS Work: Current Realities, Challenges And Successes
by Jeff Fried and Duane Sword

Published May 2006; Posted December 2006


IMS is real, and it is proceeding. Enterprises should be prepared.

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is steadily progressing from concept to reality. But significant real-world issues remain. All major equipment providers have committed to the IMS architecture and are implementing parts of it—as are a selection of major IT vendors and a variety of specialists. Many vendors and carriers now tout IMS as the single most significant technology change of the decade. New product announcements, reports, newsletters and articles are continually appearing. So what is the current reality, and how can you prepare for the inevitable challenges?

This article will survey the current state of IMS readiness and touch on some current issues and alternatives.



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About the authors:

Jeff Fried is chief technology officer for Empirix Inc. Duane Sword is vice president of product management for Empirix Inc.


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