Monthly Archives: January 2011

IMS and Service Configuration Management (SCM)

Service Configuration Management reduces cost. Service Configuration Management (SCM) is a missing piece in the IMS model. The tools that allow the carrier, or the customer, to alter or revise their service parameters have not been included in the IMS … Continue reading

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IMS Service Configuration and Revenue Assurance Issues

Service Configuration Issues  In legacy networks, service activation is as simple as activating the network, assigning capacity, configuring the network, etc. With IMS, the operator must prepare for real-time delivery of multimedia services from many different sources and often invoked … Continue reading

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IMS and Network Management Issues

Multiple Services and Vendors  IMS allows many new services and vendors, which causes complexity from a network management perspective Operators will ideally have a unified network management system to integrate management of all disparate systems  Networks and Services no Longer … Continue reading

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IMS Quality of Service (QoS) and Billing Issues

Quality of Service (QoS) Issues IMS requires the carrier to have greater control over their network resources: Offering multimedia services on fixed-line networks and mirroring the fixed-line experience through mobile networks requires several capabilities not yet present in either network. … Continue reading

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What is a Home Subscriber Server (HSS)?

HSS integrates several functions, some of which exist already in the functions of the Home Location Register of mobile networks: Subscriber Profile Database Subscriber Service Permissions Subscriber Preference Settings Mobile Authentication Server Home Location Register (HLR) for mobile roaming Subscriber … Continue reading

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