According to a recent study by IDC, the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) market will grow to $14.1 billion by 2010. IMS technology facilitates the convergence of fixed and mobile services to provide a seamless end-user experience. However, the study suggests that since the technology is still in its nascent stages, its definition is still being shaped by vendors' individual products. IDC also cautions that interoperability issues between infrastructure vendors and network operators must be resolved lest they undermine service providers' confidence in the technology.
For more on the IMS market:
- read this piece from ECN Asia