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In-Stat Reports Mobile Networks to Take Lead in Next-Generation IMS Networks.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mobile networks will take the lead in establishing IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)-based next-generation networks (NGNs) and introducing next-generation applications, reports In-Stat (http://www.in-stat.com). Wireline operators will continue to operate NGN overlays over the next five years, focused on revenue-generating independent point-solutions, the high-tech market research firm says.

"There is no debate over whether IMS will be deployed," says Keith Nissen, In-Stat analyst. "Since all network equipment is becoming IMS-compliant, carriers will be deploying IMS regardless of their intentions. Mobile networks are evolving to IMS to reduce OPEX. Fixed-line operators, motivated by revenue retention, are deploying IMS-based point solutions on a very pragmatic basis; designed to meet each carrier's unique business goals. Whether service providers can adapt to meet the challenges of next-generation markets is a question still up for debate."

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

* The two main drivers for IMS deployment are OPEX cost reduction and revenue generation.

* Subscribers to IMS-based services are expected to grow from 10 million in 2007 to over 500 million by 2011.

* Spending on IMS control layer equipment will total $12 billion by 2011.

The research, "IMS/NGN Network Strategies and Deployments" (#IN0602865WN), outlines the IMS/NGN migration roadmap for mobile and fixed-line operators. This research presents an introduction to the IMS network architecture, the market forces driving its deployment, and the carrier next-generation network (NGN) migration strategies being implemented. It includes forecasts for NGN CAPEX revenue, IMS services revenue, IMS network subscribers, and IMS application layer revenue through 2011. Forecasts include regional breakdowns.

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit:

http://www.instat.com/catalog/ccatalogue.asp?id=272 or contact a sales representative:

Eastern North America: Tina Sheltra, 480.609.4531; tina.sheltra@reedbusiness.com

Western North America: Erin McKeighan, 480.609.4551; emckeighan@reedbusiness.com

Outside of North America: http://www.instat.com/sales.asp

About In-Stat

Technology vendors, service providers, technology professionals and market specialists, worldwide, rely on In-Stat's experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions. In-Stat's insights are derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the value chain for each market. Regular and ongoing end-user demand and primary research surveys underpin much of the analysis, enabling In-Stat to provide incisive market knowledge and guidance on future market opportunities.

In-Stat is a strategic segment of the $9 billion Reed Elsevier global information network, with access to an expansive worldwide electronic network, extensive technology databases and well-informed personnel. As a member of Reed Business Information, In-Stat is a division of the largest business-to-business publisher in the U.S.
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