[24.02.2010 - 11.06.2010]
The objectives of this work are to investigate the needs and the
trends that new telecommunication services should guarantee in the
coming years. More precisely these objectives are:
- State of the art about the IMS networks deployment and service development;
- Analysis of the Web2.0 concepts and the applications of these to IMS services;
- Survey on IMS services and prototypes of IMS services;
- Definition of needs and trends for future IMS services;
- Technical support to EIA-FR lectures and students during their semester’s projects related to the EIA-FR IMS platforms (Empirix’s Hammer DEX and Ericsson’ SDS).
Definition: IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) is a new
generation network promoted as the solution implemented by
telecommunications operators to increase the users’ communication
experience. Operators assume that users wish to stay “always
connected” and be able to exchange contents and personal information
using all kind of devices (smartphones, computers, connected TV, etc.).
Definition: The Web2.0 is usually considered
to be a platform where users can share information and contents easily
and quickly. The goal of Web2.0 is to improve the social aspect of
communication and puts the users at the center of the information
A SWOT analysis about IMS and Web2.0 was performed and the following conclusions have been reached.
To complete our analysis of Web2.0, some technologies used to
develop RIA (Rich Internet Applications) like Ajax, Adobe Flex, HTML5,
etc. have been summarized to provide an overview of services enabling
Further analysis were undertaken to define the needs and the trends of future IMS based services.
Our analysis covered a total of 27 stakeholders: 12 universities, 8
manufacturers and 7 operators. The results are summarized in the
Our analysis clearly highlighted that 3/4th (7 universities, 6 manufacturers and 7 operators) of the considered stakeholders offer traditional IMS services
like presence, IM (Instant Messaging) and users’ location. The
Web2.0 concepts are also integrated by 1/3rd of the stakeholders. Only a
few (1/4th) offer some IMS services coupled with others technologies
(RFID, NFC, P2P, etc.). Even if 6 operators have IPTV services in
their portfolios, the combination IMS-IPTV is proposed only by 3 manufacturers and 1 university. Our conclusion is that the combination IMS-IPTV-Web2.0 promises large possibilities of innovation in the development of future IMS services.
Author: Vaccani Andrea
Advisor: Wagen Jean-Frédéric (EIA-FR)