IP Transformation started in fixed-line networks over five years ago and is evolving to wireless networks. As these evolve to offer mobile broadband services, operators are faced with the same bandwidth constraint that wire-line operators once faced. They are moving their mobile networks to IP to simplify the architecture, reduce latency, lower costs and improve network performance.
Operators migrating their networks to all-IP are in different phases of the transformation process. This study addresses the network elements impacted by this transformation and provides analysis and forecasts for each element, including supported technologies. The report also discusses the impact of various technologies on the migration. Key areas of discussion include LTE Evolved Core, IMS, Session Border Controllers and Media Gateways.