IP Transformation: All IP Architectures, IMS, Mobile Backhaul, Mobile Softswitch, Session Border Controllers, Core Gateways

1Q 2010 | Research Report Report | RR-IPTR-09 | 70 pages | 21 tables | 28 charts | 6 figures | Excel | PDF (2)

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. What Is IP Transformation?
    • 1.2. Mobile Operator Perspective
      • 1.2.1. Challenges of All-IP Mobile Networks
      • 1.2.2. IMS Impact
    • 1.3. OEMs May Finally See Return from IMS Investments
    • 1.4. Global Market Forecast
    • 1.5. Scope of the Study
      • 1.5.1. Backhaul Transformation
      • 1.5.2. Session Border Controllers
      • 1.5.3. Media Gateways/Softswitches
      • 1.5.4. IMS
    • 1.6. Conclusion
  • 2. IP Transformation - Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.1. Overview
    • 2.2. Radio Access Network (RAN)
      • 2.2.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.3. Core Networks
      • 2.3.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.4. IP Backhaul
      • 2.4.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.5. Service Architecture Evolution
      • 2.5.1. IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
      • 2.5.2. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.6. Business Model Evolution
      • 2.6.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.7. Conclusion
  • 3. Drivers and Inhibitors for IP Transformation
    • 3.1. Drivers
      • 3.1.1. Device Migration
      • 3.1.2. Services and Business Models
      • 3.1.3. Cost Reduction
      • 3.1.4. Data Bandwidth
      • 3.1.5. 4G Network Migration
    • 3.2. Inhibitors
  • 4. Why IP Transformation?
    • 4.1. Service Evolution
      • 4.1.1. Service Brokering
    • 4.2. Radio Access Network (RAN) Evolution
      • 4.2.1. 3.5G Evolution
      • 4.2.2. 3.9G Evolution
    • 4.3. Backhaul Evolution
    • 4.4. Mobile Core
      • 4.4.1. Quality of Service
      • 4.4.2. Mobile Softswitches/Media Gateways
      • 4.4.3. Session Border Controllers
      • 4.4.4. CDMA EV-DO Networks
      • 4.4.5. WCDMA Networks - SGSN and GGSN
      • 4.4.6. HSPA Networks
      • 4.4.7. LTE Network Evolution
      • 4.4.8. WiMAX Network Evolution
    • 4.5. IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Implications for IP Transformation
      • 4.5.1. IMS Development
  • 5. IP Transformation Strategies
    • 5.1. Greenfield Operators
      • 5.1.1. Clearwire
    • 5.2. Mobile Operators
      • 5.2.1. AT&T
      • 5.2.2. NTT DoCoMo
      • 5.2.3. Telstra
      • 5.2.4. Verizon Wireless
      • 5.2.5. Vodafone
    • 5.3. Equipment Vendors
      • 5.3.1. Acme Packet
      • 5.3.2. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 5.3.3. Cisco
      • 5.3.4. Ericsson
      • 5.3.5. Genband
      • 5.3.6. Huawei
      • 5.3.7. Motorola
      • 5.3.8. NEC
      • 5.3.9. Nokia Siemens Networks
      • 5.3.10. Starent Networks (now with Cisco)
      • 5.3.11. WiChorus
    • 5.4. Winners and Losers
      • 5.4.1. Winners
      • 5.4.2. Losers
  • 6. Forecast Methodology
    • 6.1. Outline of ABI Research's Subscriber Forecast Methodology
    • 6.2. Base Station Forecast Methodology
      • 6.2.1. Base Station Forecast
      • 6.2.2. Analog and GSM Networks
      • 6.2.3. 3G Networks
      • 6.2.4. 3G BTS Capacity
    • 6.3. Core Network Forecast Methodology
  • 7. Important Definitions
    • 7.1. What Constitutes a Base Station?
    • 7.2. Base Station Accumulative Total
    • 7.3. Net Additions in Base Stations
  • 8. Company Directory
  • 9. Acronyms

Charts

  1. Mobile Softswitch Revenue World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  2. Mobile IMS Revenue World Market, Forecast: 2009 and 2014
  3. Base Station Deployments by Technology Generation, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  4. New Ethernet over Fiber Opportunities, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  5. Session Border Controller Mobile Networks Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  6. Mobile Softswitch Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  7. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009
  8. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2014
  9. LTE Gateway Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  10. Data Service Revenue, Countries with Strong Data Growth, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  11. Ethernet over Fiber Base Stations, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  12. Session Border Controllers, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  13. LTE Base Stations Deployed in CDMA Networks, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  14. WiMAX Gateway Net Additions, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  15. IMS Penetration Rate, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  16. Base Station Deployments by Technology Generation, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  17. New Ethernet over Fiber Opportunities, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  18. Session Border Controller Mobile Networks Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  19. Mobile Softswitch Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  20. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009
  21. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2014
  22. LTE Gateway Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  23. Data Service Revenue, Countries with Strong Data Growth, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  24. Ethernet over Fiber Base Stations, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  25. Session Border Controllers, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  26. LTE Base Stations Deployed in CDMA Networks, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  27. WiMAX Gateway Net Additions, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  28. IMS Penetration Rate, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014

Figures

  1. VoLGA
  2. Evolved Packet Core
  3. WiMAX Architecture
  4. Key Assumptions
  5. Base Station Location Site with Separate GSM and WCDMA Poles (Two Different Operators)


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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.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. What Is IP Transformation?
    • 1.2. Mobile Operator Perspective
      • 1.2.1. Challenges of All-IP Mobile Networks
      • 1.2.2. IMS Impact
    • 1.3. OEMs May Finally See Return from IMS Investments
    • 1.4. Global Market Forecast
    • 1.5. Scope of the Study
      • 1.5.1. Backhaul Transformation
      • 1.5.2. Session Border Controllers
      • 1.5.3. Media Gateways/Softswitches
      • 1.5.4. IMS
    • 1.6. Conclusion
  • 2. IP Transformation - Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.1. Overview
    • 2.2. Radio Access Network (RAN)
      • 2.2.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.3. Core Networks
      • 2.3.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.4. IP Backhaul
      • 2.4.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.5. Service Architecture Evolution
      • 2.5.1. IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
      • 2.5.2. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.6. Business Model Evolution
      • 2.6.1. Strategic Recommendations
    • 2.7. Conclusion
  • 3. Drivers and Inhibitors for IP Transformation
    • 3.1. Drivers
      • 3.1.1. Device Migration
      • 3.1.2. Services and Business Models
      • 3.1.3. Cost Reduction
      • 3.1.4. Data Bandwidth
      • 3.1.5. 4G Network Migration
    • 3.2. Inhibitors
  • 4. Why IP Transformation?
    • 4.1. Service Evolution
      • 4.1.1. Service Brokering
    • 4.2. Radio Access Network (RAN) Evolution
      • 4.2.1. 3.5G Evolution
      • 4.2.2. 3.9G Evolution
    • 4.3. Backhaul Evolution
    • 4.4. Mobile Core
      • 4.4.1. Quality of Service
      • 4.4.2. Mobile Softswitches/Media Gateways
      • 4.4.3. Session Border Controllers
      • 4.4.4. CDMA EV-DO Networks
      • 4.4.5. WCDMA Networks - SGSN and GGSN
      • 4.4.6. HSPA Networks
      • 4.4.7. LTE Network Evolution
      • 4.4.8. WiMAX Network Evolution
    • 4.5. IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Implications for IP Transformation
      • 4.5.1. IMS Development
  • 5. IP Transformation Strategies
    • 5.1. Greenfield Operators
      • 5.1.1. Clearwire
    • 5.2. Mobile Operators
      • 5.2.1. AT&T
      • 5.2.2. NTT DoCoMo
      • 5.2.3. Telstra
      • 5.2.4. Verizon Wireless
      • 5.2.5. Vodafone
    • 5.3. Equipment Vendors
      • 5.3.1. Acme Packet
      • 5.3.2. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 5.3.3. Cisco
      • 5.3.4. Ericsson
      • 5.3.5. Genband
      • 5.3.6. Huawei
      • 5.3.7. Motorola
      • 5.3.8. NEC
      • 5.3.9. Nokia Siemens Networks
      • 5.3.10. Starent Networks (now with Cisco)
      • 5.3.11. WiChorus
    • 5.4. Winners and Losers
      • 5.4.1. Winners
      • 5.4.2. Losers
  • 6. Forecast Methodology
    • 6.1. Outline of ABI Research's Subscriber Forecast Methodology
    • 6.2. Base Station Forecast Methodology
      • 6.2.1. Base Station Forecast
      • 6.2.2. Analog and GSM Networks
      • 6.2.3. 3G Networks
      • 6.2.4. 3G BTS Capacity
    • 6.3. Core Network Forecast Methodology
  • 7. Important Definitions
    • 7.1. What Constitutes a Base Station?
    • 7.2. Base Station Accumulative Total
    • 7.3. Net Additions in Base Stations
  • 8. Company Directory
  • 9. Acronyms

Charts

  1. Mobile Softswitch Revenue World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  2. Mobile IMS Revenue World Market, Forecast: 2009 and 2014
  3. Base Station Deployments by Technology Generation, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  4. New Ethernet over Fiber Opportunities, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  5. Session Border Controller Mobile Networks Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  6. Mobile Softswitch Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  7. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009
  8. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2014
  9. LTE Gateway Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  10. Data Service Revenue, Countries with Strong Data Growth, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  11. Ethernet over Fiber Base Stations, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  12. Session Border Controllers, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  13. LTE Base Stations Deployed in CDMA Networks, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  14. WiMAX Gateway Net Additions, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  15. IMS Penetration Rate, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  16. Base Station Deployments by Technology Generation, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  17. New Ethernet over Fiber Opportunities, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  18. Session Border Controller Mobile Networks Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  19. Mobile Softswitch Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  20. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2009
  21. Mobile IMS Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2014
  22. LTE Gateway Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  23. Data Service Revenue, Countries with Strong Data Growth, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  24. Ethernet over Fiber Base Stations, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  25. Session Border Controllers, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  26. LTE Base Stations Deployed in CDMA Networks, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  27. WiMAX Gateway Net Additions, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2014
  28. IMS Penetration Rate, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014

Figures

  1. VoLGA
  2. Evolved Packet Core
  3. WiMAX Architecture
  4. Key Assumptions
  5. Base Station Location Site with Separate GSM and WCDMA Poles (Two Different Operators)