IMS ARCS

Project Overview


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The IMS ARCS project aimed to develop IMS expertise within the Irish Software and Telecommunications Industry. The project stakeholders consisted of an academic consortium lead by the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) and a number of industry partners including operators, hardware and software vendors, and mobile service providers and developers.

The IMS ARCS project developed a set of prototype services together with a set of common enablers which served as exemplars of what can be achieved using IMS technology and helped springboard the creation of innovative new IMS products and services within the stakeholder group. A further objective of the project was the creation of a national centre of excellence in IMS technology and the setup a world class IMS test environment which will be operated by TSSG, and which was accessible by companies developing IMS focused products.


Conducted in-depth market research on the global market and to establish a critical mass of Centrally Administered Market Intelligence.

Identified, prototyped and developed business models and value propositions for new types of IMS communications services.

Developed the IMS ARCS’s IMS service control framework for service creation, aggregation, orchestration, discovery, retirement and delivery.

Provided complete user involvement throughout all phases of the programme, from service requirements, to conceptualisation, to trials, and market/consumer behaviour analysis.

Worked with all participants in the programme to build a recognised Irish centre of commercial and academic excellence in the area of IMS ARCS services.

Used the programme as a catalyst for the establishment of the National Centre for IMS ARCS services.

 

The project was carried out from 2007 to 2009

Project Achievements


Conducted in-depth market research on the global market and to establish a critical mass of Centrally Administered Market Intelligence.

Identified, prototyped and developed business models and value propositions for new types of IMS communications services.

Developed the IMS ARCS’s IMS service control framework for service creation, aggregation, orchestration, discovery, retirement and delivery.

Provided complete user involvement throughout all phases of the programme, from service requirements, to conceptualisation, to trials, and market/consumer behaviour analysis.

Worked with all participants in the programme to build a recognised Irish centre of commercial and academic excellence in the area of IMS ARCS services.

Used the programme as a catalyst for the establishment of the National Centre for IMS ARCS services.

Events

IMS ARCS has created 2 stakeholder events to date. The first was hosted in Enterprise Ireland offices, Sandymount, and invited stakeholders to participate in a Brainstorming activity to develop service concepts

The second stakeholder event was hosted in ARC LABS and the purpose was to bring the stakeholders up to date on the work done and future plans. A number of presentations were given and a demonstration of 2 prototype services was also shown.

IMS ARCS will be attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 11th to 14th and will have its own booth on the Enterprise Ireland stand at which it will be giving demonstrations of the service prototypes and engaging with various industrial contacts to promote the project and Ireland as a serious player in the world of IMS and telecommunications software.

Partner list:

The Academic Consortium consists of
  • TSSG – Consortium leaders
  • Applied Software Research Centre, Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Interactive Design Centre, University of Limerick
  • Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth
  • Fraunhofer Fokus
The Industry Stakeholder Group consists of:
  • 3PlayPlus
  • Accuris
  • Aceno
  • Adaptive Mobile
  • Anam
  • Aran Technologies
  • Business Runways
  • Cellusys
  • Cibenix
  • Eircom
  • Glantel
  • Lake Communications
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Mobileaware *
  • NCL Technologies
  • O2 *
  • OpenNet *
  • Openmind Networks *
  • Roccoco *
  • Shenick
  • Trust5
  • Vodafone *
  • Voxpilot
  • Solanotech
  • Nuatel
* indicates a member of the project steering group

Funding


Enterprise Ireland.