Does VoLTE Provide The Necessary Impetus For IMS Growth in Mobile?

4Q 2012 | Application Analysis Report | AN-1258 | 15 pages | 5 charts | PDF

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Table of Contents

  • 1. IMS POISED FOR GROWTH, BRIGHTER PROSPECTS AHEAD
    • 1.1. Lead Role for GSMA VoLTE
    • 1.2. Supporting Role for RCS/RCS-e
    • 1.3. IMS Caution
  • 2. MARKET ASSESSMENT
    • 2.1. Fixed Networks Are Dominant - for Now
    • 2.2. GSMA VoLTE to Drive IMS growth
    • 2.3. Increased Market Shares for Mobile and Converged Networks
    • 2.4. Steady Fixed-line Growth
  • 3. REGIONAL TRENDS
    • 3.1. Overview
    • 3.2. United States and South Korea: GSMA VoLTE First Movers
    • 3.3. Germany Is Ahead in Western Europe
    • 3.4. Asia-Pacific Region
    • 3.5. Middle East & Africa: Mobile IMS Stutters
  • 4. SUPPLIERS DOMINATE HOME REGIONS
    • 4.1. Overview
    • 4.2. Asia Growth Boosts Huawei and ZTE
    • 4.3. Western Suppliers Strengthened
    • 4.4. Chinese Suppliers Moving West
  • 5. DRIVERS FOR GSMA VOLTE
    • 5.1. Overview
    • 5.2. GSMA VoLTE Handsets
    • 5.3. SR-VCC/eSR-VCC and ICS
    • 5.4. HD Voice and Third-party App Developers
  • 6. VOLTE COMPLEMENT: RCS/RCS-E
    • 6.1. Overview
    • 6.2. RCS/RCS-e: Uncertain Prospects
    • 6.3. Alternative RCS/RCS-e Routes
  • 7. VOLTE SUBSTITUTE - CIRCUIT-SWITCHED FALLBACK
    • 7.1. Circuit-switched Fallback
    • 7.2. CSFB Shortcomings

Charts

  1. Regional IMS Core Revenue
  2. IMS Regional Revenues and Total Subscribers, 2011-2017
  3. IMS Deployment Types, 2011-2017
  4. IMS Subscribers by Region, 2011-2017
  5. Source of IMS Revenue, 2011


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This analysis examines implications for IMS for worldwide in light of pending VoLTE deployment. Presented are forecasts for regional revenue and subscriber uptake, with special notice of VoLTE and IMS. Included are insights for GSMA VoLTE, RCS/RCS-e, fixed, mobile and converged networks, regional activity and trends, VoLTE handsets, SR-VCC/eSR-VCC, HD Voice, and CSFB. This report is of interest to fixed and mobile telecom operators, IMS suppliers, and IMS Add-On vendors.

Table of Contents

  • 1. IMS POISED FOR GROWTH, BRIGHTER PROSPECTS AHEAD
    • 1.1. Lead Role for GSMA VoLTE
    • 1.2. Supporting Role for RCS/RCS-e
    • 1.3. IMS Caution
  • 2. MARKET ASSESSMENT
    • 2.1. Fixed Networks Are Dominant - for Now
    • 2.2. GSMA VoLTE to Drive IMS growth
    • 2.3. Increased Market Shares for Mobile and Converged Networks
    • 2.4. Steady Fixed-line Growth
  • 3. REGIONAL TRENDS
    • 3.1. Overview
    • 3.2. United States and South Korea: GSMA VoLTE First Movers
    • 3.3. Germany Is Ahead in Western Europe
    • 3.4. Asia-Pacific Region
    • 3.5. Middle East & Africa: Mobile IMS Stutters
  • 4. SUPPLIERS DOMINATE HOME REGIONS
    • 4.1. Overview
    • 4.2. Asia Growth Boosts Huawei and ZTE
    • 4.3. Western Suppliers Strengthened
    • 4.4. Chinese Suppliers Moving West
  • 5. DRIVERS FOR GSMA VOLTE
    • 5.1. Overview
    • 5.2. GSMA VoLTE Handsets
    • 5.3. SR-VCC/eSR-VCC and ICS
    • 5.4. HD Voice and Third-party App Developers
  • 6. VOLTE COMPLEMENT: RCS/RCS-E
    • 6.1. Overview
    • 6.2. RCS/RCS-e: Uncertain Prospects
    • 6.3. Alternative RCS/RCS-e Routes
  • 7. VOLTE SUBSTITUTE - CIRCUIT-SWITCHED FALLBACK
    • 7.1. Circuit-switched Fallback
    • 7.2. CSFB Shortcomings

Charts

  1. Regional IMS Core Revenue
  2. IMS Regional Revenues and Total Subscribers, 2011-2017
  3. IMS Deployment Types, 2011-2017
  4. IMS Subscribers by Region, 2011-2017
  5. Source of IMS Revenue, 2011