Monthly Archives: February 2011

Drivers for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an arrangement of Information Technology (IT) services that have the following characteristics:  Loose coupling Standardized interfaces Consumer-provider relationship  The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) defines SOA as “A paradigm for organizing … Continue reading

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IPv6 and IMS

The new 4G networks will incorporate IPv6 and IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS). IPv4 is currently (slowly) being superceded by IPv6. The shortcoming of IPv4 was the limited number of IP addresses which forced operators to use complex addressing schemes to … Continue reading

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Understanding GSM MAP Anytime Interrogation (ATI)

With MAP ATI, the Service Control Point (SCP) will send a MAP Any Time Interrogation (ATI) message to the HLR requesting location information.  The HLR will in turn query the appropriate MSC (shown here as a SSP) to perform a … Continue reading

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The Emerging Virtual Network Operator (VNO)

The emergence of convergence and new IMS technologies will shape and reshape the strategies of industry participants across the mobile and fixed-line industries. Due to the flexibility of the technology and shifting trends on customer behavior, one type of market … Continue reading

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IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): Is it all Hype or will it Drive Significant Revenue?

We believe that IMS will follow the same adoption curve as many new technical approaches.  The important thing is not to get so enamored with the technology and focus on the business goals, which as we see them are:  ·        … Continue reading

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