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The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): Merging the Internet and the Cellular Worlds

The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): Merging the Internet and the Cellular Worlds

Gonzalo Camarillo, Miguel-Angel García-Martín

ISBN: 978-0-470-87158-4

Jul 2005

406 pages

Select type: O-Book

$215.00

Description

If you need to know the IMS vision you need to read this book....

The IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) is the exciting new technology that will merge the Internet with the cellular world. It will make Internet technologies such as the web, email, instant messaging, presence, and videoconferencing available nearly everywhere.

The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) provides a thorough overview of the IMS and its technologies. Throughout, the authors first describe how each technology works on the Internet and then explain how the same technology is adapted to work in the IMS, enabling readers to take advantage of any current and future Internet service.

  • Presents an introduction to the IMS - its goals, history, vision, the organizations involved in its standardization and architecture
  • Discusses the signalling plane of the IMS including protocols, such as SIP and Diameter, used between the IMS architectural entities. Also describes how the IETF developed these protocols and how they are used in the IMS architecture
  • Describes the media plane of the IMS and discusses Internet protocols that are not currently used in the IMS but may be in the future
  • Provides SIP-based service examples such as presence, instant messaging and Push-to-Talk

Engineers, programmers, business managers, marketing representatives, and technically aware users will all find this book invaluable as it will help them to understand how the IMS works and the business model behind it.

Foreword by Stephen Hayes.

Foreword by Allison Mankin and Jon Peterson.

About the Authors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

I: INTRODUCTION TO THE IMS.

1. IMS Vision: Where do We Want to Go?

2. The History of the IMS Standardization.

3. General Principles of the IMS Architecture.

II: THE SIGNALING PLANE IN THE IMS.

4. Session Control in the Internet.

5. Session Control in the IMS.

6. AAA on the Internet.

7. AAA in the IMS.

8. Security on the Internet.

9. Security in the IMS.

10. Policy on the Internet.

11. Policy in the IMS.

12. Quality of Service on the Internet.

13. Quality of Service in the IMS.

III: THE MEDIA PLANE IN THE IMS.

14. Media Encoding.

15. Media Transport.

IV BUILDING SERVICES WITH THE IMS.

16. The Presence Service in the Internet.

17. The Presence Service in the IMS.

18. Instant Messaging Service in the Internet.

19. The Instant Messaging Service in the IMS.

20. Push-To-Talk.

Appendix A: The 3GPP2 IMS.

Appendix B: List of IMS-related Specifications.

""…a great starting point for those readers who want to learn the IMS and explore it further."" (E-STREAMS, September 2005)