San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 21, 2011
Driven by the need to expand conventional communication services with convergent, next-generation capabilities, telecommunication operators are shifting away from conventional legacy networks to all-IP environment, powered by high-speed broadband networks. Poised to benefit from the scenario is IP Multimedia Subsystem. As a network architecture, designed to support next generation communication services, such as, voice over IP, and multimedia, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based network architecture is growing in popularity. Telecom service providers find this architecture to be a critical investment, indispensable with achieving competitive advantages, and sustained growth and relevance in the marketplace. Another key reason fingered for the interest envisaged in the IMS architecture is the fact that service providers can continue to milk maximum returns from their legacy networks, since IMS supports a wide range of IP-based services over both packet- and circuit-switched networks. IMS additionally promises to help service providers lucratively tap into mass-market broadband.
This rapid migration to IMS as the most preferred next-generation architecture is spewing attractive business opportunities for IMS test and monitoring solutions. Complex IMS deployment framework, and the importance of ensuring error free functioning of the network to safeguard against deterioration in quality of communication service is driving demand for Load tester, Protocol analyzer, Video analyzer, Hand-held tester and Active/Passive monitoring systems. Testing of IMS networks across all of its layers including the transport layer, device layer, control layer, and service layer, is a critical requirement indispensable with ensuring successful and efficient operation of the network, which in turn ensures successful delivery of IMS enabled services. Interoperability testing is very important since it helps ensure smooth delivery of services from a core IMS network to legacy PSTN network, and vice versa. This type of testing safeguards the essence of the IMS architecture which revolves around a universal open ended platform for providing services across both wireless as well as wireline terminals simultaneously.
As the IMS industry ascends the growth curve, quality of service is emerging as the number one issue, and not surprisingly IMS testing is growing in popularity, importance, and demand from both service providers deploying IMS networks, and IMS network equipment manufacturers. With competition rising from all fronts, quality assurance is emerging as the key performance indicator and revenue generator for IMS services. This has been beefing up the market’s attention towards deployment of testing equipment to guarantee adherence to standards and to enhance subscriber satisfaction to levels that help expand the subscriber base. Commercial success of the IMS architecture and optimum returns on investments critically hinges onto the efficient functioning of the subsystems within the IMS architecture. Therefore, a rigorous and elaborate testing and validation process is being adopted by NEMs and NSPs, thus translating into increased business opportunities for IMS test and monitoring solutions.
As stated by the new market research report on IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) Test and Monitoring Solutions, North America represents the largest regional market. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing regional market, with revenues from the region waxing at a CAGR of more than 21% over the analysis period.
Major players in the marketplace include Agilent Technologies, Catapult Communications, Anritsu, Empirix, EXFO, IXIA, JDSU, NetHawk, RADCOM, Radvision Ltd, Spirent, DiverseEye, Tektronix, Tekelec, Witbe, Telchemy, Shenick Network Systems, among others.
The research report titled “IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) Test and Monitoring Solutions: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, and key strategic industry activities. Market estimates and projections are presented for major geographic markets including North America, Europe (France, Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. Market segments analyzed include –Voice, Wireless, Data, Transport, and Video IMS Test & Monitoring Solutions. Also analyzed are key end-user segments – Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs), and Network Service Provider and Carrier (NSP&C).
For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/IP_Multimedia_Subsystems_IMS_Test_and_Monitoring_Solutions_Market_Report.asp
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