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Mobile Operators Need Multiple Paths to All-IP Core Networks

Published: 11 October 2004

ID: G00124180

Analyst(s): Jason Chapman

Summary

Migrating to IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture will give operators the chance to offer better services. But infrastructure vendors must show flexibility to capitalize on a move that'll be neither swift nor uniform.

Table Of Contents
  • Data Services Remain the Chief Reason to Upgrade to IP
  • Circuit-Switched Networks Face the Most Upheaval
  • Packet Nodes Need Upgrading Too
  • Backbone Networks Won't Move Straight to IP
  • IMS Makes It Easier to Offer Enriched Applications
  • There's No One Route to IMS

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