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