IMS Application Developer's Handbook

Creating and Deploying Innovative IMS Applications


  • Rogier Noldus, Expert (multimedia communication network architecture and protocols) at Ericsson Netherlands.
  • Ulf Olsson, Senior expert (Multimedia communication) at Ericsson Sweden
  • Catherine Mulligan, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Ioannis Fikouras, Chief architect for Services & Software at Ericsson Research, Sweden
  • Anders Ryde, Expert in network and service architecture, Ericsson Sweden
  • Mats Stille, Expert at Ericsson Sweden

• Clear, concise and comprehensive view of IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers

• Shows how to use RCS to create innovative applications for rapid uptake by end-users

• Covers service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture

• Explains IMS architecture and protocols, from an application developer’s perspective

IMS Application Developer’s Handbook gives a hands-on view of exactly what needs to be done by IMS application developers to develop an application and take it "live" on an operator’s network. It offers practical guidance on building innovative applications using the features and capabilities of the IMS network, and shows how the rapidly changing development environment is impacting on the business models employed in the industry and how existing network solutions can be moved towards IMS. Elaborating on how IMS applies basic VoIP principles and techniques to realize a true multi-access, and multimedia network, this book ensures that developers know how to use IMS most effectively for applications.

Written by established experts in the IMS core network and IMS service layer, with roots in ISDN and GSM, with experience from working at Ericsson, who have been active in standardisation and technology development and who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service. The authors of this book bring their in-depth and extensive knowledge in the organizations involved in the IMS standardization and its architecture.

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Developers employed by network operators, service providers, or network equipment manufacturers; developers employed by IT companies, systems integrators, and software houses; Computer Science students studying mobile communications and applications development


Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-382192-8

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Business Modelling for a Digital Planet
Chapter 3. Service deployment patterns
Chapter 4. Applications in the IP Multimedia Subsystem
Chapter 5. Service development
Chapter 6. Introduction into IP based real time communications
Chapter 7. Introduction into Session initiation protocol 
Chapter 8. Introduction into IMS network
Chapter 9. MMTel and other IMS enablers
Chapter 10. Charging
Chapter 11. Interworking with legacy networks
Chapter 12. Rich Communication Suite
Chapter 13. Evolved IP Multimedia architecture and services
Chapter 14. Future outlook: market and technology