iGR: IMS apps will fuel data usage

Carriers that are still on the fence about deploying IMS should check out a new report from iGR. The analyst firm's report, "IMS: A Model of Bandwidth Usage" suggests that 3G mobile bandwidth usage will increase nearly tenfold by 2011 primarily due to IMS-based applications.

The report looks at current bandwidth usage among mobile data users and the future bandwidth usage of IMS-based applications among those same users. Based on those usage profiles, iGR forecasts that there will be an 857 percent increase in data consumption by 2011. "This study provides a frame of reference within which mobile operators can evaluate the future price of their mobile data packages as a result of IMS implementation and adoption," says Matt Vartabedian, research manager at iGR.

For more on iGR's report:
- check out this release