Converged Service Layer

Creates a unified service layer that spans multiple generations of networks including the legacy circuit-switched (CAMEL, INAP) network and the packet-switch IMS.

  • Status
  • Deployed
  • End-users the application is for
  • Network Internal
Converged Service Layer

The roll-out of IMS introduces a new service layer specific to that technology , which sits in parallel with the legacy service layer which remains to serve subscribers not yet ready to transition to IMS.  Applications that exist only in one domain can only benefit the subset of subscribers connected to that domain, and revenues are similarly restricted, however, duplicating services adds cost and complexity.

By combining the functions of IM-SSF and Reverse IM-SSF,  OpenCloud Rhino helps create a converged service layer that enables legacy subscribers to use IMS services and vice-versa. Unlike many SIP-servlet alternatives, the OpenCloud solution allows the delivery of truly converged apps that have support for legacy and IP protocols at the same time.

The converged service layer supports services that both sets of subscribers can use natively.

Network Operator Benefits:

  • The wider choice of applications will help with retention of existing customers and acquisition of new subscribers.
  • With the same applications available regardless of which domain the customer is connected to, operators and their subscribers will find migration from one to the other a simpler process – without the need to chose and change subscribed applications.
  • Enabling a wider set of application to the whole subscriber base provides an opportunity for revenue increase.
  • Operators can chose whether to add new applications to the legacy-side or the IMS-side to reduce implementation cost.  The new application can be used by all subscribers without the cost of duplication.