is this Project about?
The next generation of communications will
be social, contextual and collaborative. We are currently seeing a big
rise of social networking web sites with user-generated content -
MySpace, YouTube etc. where people exchange content and communicate. As
a result of growing social networking, the integration of handset, UI,
Services and Network is breaking down.
Services that are vertically tied to a device, or to a network, or to
clients of a single operator, will find it more and more difficult to
meet market demands. Today's customers are used to create buddylists and
communicate with a worldwide audience regardless of any operator
Furthermore, Internet Players may launch Mobile telephony services
competing with incumbent operators. They have portfolios of advanced
collaboration and community applications. Internet portals have already
hundreds of millions of users, so their potential mobile service
offerings would have a network of buddies from day one.
However IMS has unique network based assets (such as authentication,
identification, billing, etc.) that are still not shared and are still
locked within IMS.
are the main objectives of this Project?
The study will define and promote an IMS 2.0 Framework where Telcos are
at the centre of a "circle of trust". Moreover, the study will show how
each IMS 2.0 enabler is a connector to an ecosystem.
The objectives of this study are to:
analyze current web 2.0
business models, technologies, and future trends
study new business models
where Telcos act for example as "service brokers" for social network
services, starting from current Web 2.0 model, to how IMS 2.0 could fit
with Web 2.0
define related use cases
that leverage IMS 2.0
define IMS 2.0 related
enablers that leverage the IMS potential to act as a business broker and
sketch out the global
architecture of the IMS 2.0 framework
towards standardisation bodies.