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Alcatel-Lucent IMS Solution
With a strong vIMS solution Alcatel-Lucent is progressing on all the leading edges of the IMS market, but despite ramping up license volumes from flagship VoLTE deployments, can the company increase its wider mobile IMS deployment footprint? (7/2/2014)
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Ericsson IMS Portfolio
Ericsson has kept faith with IMS and is now profiting with an upsurge in contracts across every network type. Nevertheless it remains challenged by rival vendor’s IMS offerings powering massively expanding North American Tier 1 VoLTE networks. (7/2/2014)
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Huawei IMS Portfolio
When it comes to fulfilling the network convergence and application exposure vision, Huawei’s IMS portfolio is a success story. However, as operators increasing look to mix-and-match vIMS components will Huawei’s turnkey approach still work? (7/2/2014)
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Nokia IMS Portfolio
IBM has a sweeping set of security solutions. This breadth along with its vertical expertise and focus on providing both a strong defense and helping customers effectively manage costs, give the company an important edge. (7/2/2014)
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ZTE’s IMS is replete with functionality distinguishing itself with strong multi-tenancy support. Nevertheless some components have gained little international recognition, largely due to being overshadowed by volume deployments in China. (12/24/2013)
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IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Solution Elements

  • Multimedia Application Server
  • Telephony Application Server
  • Call Session Control Function (CSCF)
  • Home Subscriber Server (HSS)
  • Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC)
  • Media Resource Function Controller (MRFC)
  • Media Resource Function Processor (MRFP)
  • Border Gateway Function
  • Breakout Gateway Control Function (BGCF)
  • Policy Charging & Rules Function (PCRF)
  • Common IMS Management Solution

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Buying/Selecting Criteria

  • Application Strategy
  • Border/Policy Control
  • Deployability
  • Interworking & Interoperability
  • Session Control/Subscriber Management
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