Mobile Operators to Begin Migration to All-IP Mobile Networks For Multimedia Services...
Mobile Operators to Begin Migration to All-IP Mobile Networks For Multimedia Services by 2010, Says ABI Research
LONDON--(Business Wire)--Network operators are planning to roll out all-IP networks
beginning in the next two years, according to a new Research Brief
from ABI Research. The move to an Internet Protocol-based
infrastructure is a natural evolution for the mobile network as
broadband services -- including Voice over IP, and other SIP services
-- begin to be deployed. The industry aims to rival mobile WiMAX,
which has similar aims and timescale.
In early 2008 there will be full 3GPP standards for mobile
networks allowing IP-based services to be deployed, a process that ABI
Research analysts expect to start in 2010, following trials in 2009.
"As we move to the end of the decade, mobile networks will emerge
with a flat all-IP architecture using 3GPP standards to deliver
multimedia services and VoIP. Operators want to control operating
costs by eliminating the current dual circuit and packet switched
networks," says ABI Research analyst Ian Cox. "This will enable
service delivery platforms and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) to be
deployed in the network, streamlining operations and allowing new
services to be introduced quickly."
For operators, all-IP allows services and transport in the network
to be separated and to evolve independently. This will speed up the
development of content and services, to the advantage of the whole
"Migrating Mobile Networks to IP"
cture_Research_Briefs/114) examines the opportunity for migrating
mobile networks to all-IP. It includes a review of the current
standards position and activities of the major vendors. It forms part
of ABI Research's Wireless Infrastructure Research Service
esearch_Service) which also includes Research Reports, other Research
Briefs, Market Data, Online Databases, ABI Vendor Matrices, ABI
Insights, and analyst inquiry support.
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