Chapter 3. General Principles of the IMS Architecture

  1. Gonzalo Camarillo M.Sc., Ph.D. member manager speaker visitor researcher1 and
  2. Miguel A. García-Martín B. Eng. Senior Standardization Specialist Principal Research Engineer speaker2

Published Online: 21 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695135.ch3

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

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

How to Cite

Camarillo, G. and García-Martín, M. A. (2008) General Principles of the IMS Architecture, in The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): Merging the Internet and the Cellular Worlds, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695135.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ericsson, Finland

  2. 2

    Ericsson, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516621

Online ISBN: 9780470695135

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Keywords:

  • Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP);
  • IMS architecture and design principles;
  • 3GPP and GSM evolution;
  • GSM packet-switched network - GPRS;
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP) and RADIUS;
  • Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and user-related information;
  • IM-SSF (IP Multimedia Service Switching Function);
  • PSTN/CS gateway interfacing CS network;
  • SIM, USIM, and ISIM in 3GPP

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Circuit-switched to Packet-switched

  • IMS Requirements

  • Overview of Protocols used in the IMS

  • Overview of IMS Architecture

  • Identification in the IMS

  • SIM, USIM, and ISIM in 3GPP

  • Next Generation Networks (NGN)