Price 2,094 ILS


Course Overview

IMS is the cornerstone of the future IP based cellular networks. It was designed to support the most advanced data services from day one. IMS offers built-in mechanisms for IP-based charging (postpaid and prepaid) as well as quality of service and high level of security. The IMS framework supports:  Network level, personal and group communications; Rich multimedia and IP based applications; End-to-end QoS through control plane and media plane; Reduction in deployment costs due to standard based components; Built-in connectivity to circuit-switched telephony and wireless standards. During this day we will cover IMS architecture and components as well as service flows and initial market data.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for operators, system integrators and vendors who wish to understand the standards and technologies behind the emerging IMS framework as the new core network. It can also be beneficial for developers exploring how to take advantage of this new architecture and what interfaces and methods are available for application development.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction

2. What is IMS?

  • IMS session example
  • Motivation and market drives

3. IMS architecture

  • IMS concepts
  • IMS components
  • Call Processing components
  • Database components (HSS)
  • Interface to legacy networks components
  • Media resource components
  • Application Server components
  • IMS protocols (SIP, Diameter)

4. IMS Operation

  • Registration/ de-registration procedures
  • Session establishment procedures

5. IMS Services

  • Video services
  • Conferencing
  • Web access / Messaging
  • Push to Talk (PTT)
  • General applications



6. IMS QOS procedures

  • How QoS is enforced in IMS
  • Service scenarios with QoS management
  • Mapping of Qos parameters to IP and UMTS parameters

7. IMS Security issues

  • Threats to IMS
  • IMS Authentication and Authorization
  • IMS Security Association

8. IMS market

  • Vendors
  • Initial status – 2007

9. Summary