Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) Announces Requirements for IMS



    OMTP Provides Framework to Ensure IMS has Solid Platform

    LONDON, June 12 /CNW/ - OMTP announced today that it has completed its
set of requirements that lay the foundations for the seamless deployment of
IMS applications and services and pave the way for a more consistent end-user
experience.
    The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) defines a generic architectural
framework for delivering IP multimedia services to end-users. It is an
internationally recognised standard for evolving GSM mobile networks, designed
to ease integration with the Internet and help deliver rich multimedia and
voice applications across multiple access types including 3G, WLAN, WCDMA etc.
While many in the mobile industry believe that IMS will play a significant
role in the future of data services, there are issues over the practicalities
of deployment, which need addressing to enable IMS to truly deliver on its
potential:

    
    -   The applications that will built on IMS must be able to consistently
        access any necessary services

    -   The way in which applications respond upon receiving incoming IMS
        events must be defined

    -   The end-user must have a consistent and coherent experience

    -   Specifications must be consolidated and tiered for widespread uptake
    

    In its current form the IMS proposition fails to sufficiently address
these four key areas and falls short of the full end-to-end experience that is
required. OMTP's requirements detail the steps needed to address these
fundamental issues.
    Tim Raby, OMTP CEO commented, "Despite the issues around its deployment,
IMS delivers a host of potential benefits for operators, not least the ability
to improve Quality of Service for end-users. For this to become a reality
however there is a certain amount of 'knitting' needed to join up various
elements. Our requirements give clear guidance to ensure IMS has the
opportunity to deliver on its promises."

    About OMTP

    OMTP is focussed on improving the mobile customer experience. It works
with key mobile operators and vendors to gather, unify and recommend mobile
terminal requirements. It is technology-neutral, with its recommendations
intended for deployment across the range of technology platforms, operating
systems (OS) and middleware layers. Carriers, content providers, middleware
vendors, handset manufacturers and users all stand to gain from the forum's
recommendations.





For further information:

For further information: Visit www.omtp.org or contact: Sarah Bedwell,
Mustard PR, Tel: +44-(0)1628-502601, Email: sarah@mustardpr.com

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