Enables the rapid creation of new IMS services, or extension to existing IMS services by re-using existing service components. Sometimes called: SCIM, Service Broker
The Service Interaction application for IMS provides the SCIM function defined by 3GPP which lets service providers:
The application blends together services, by managing the signalling interactions between them in a centralized service layer platform, which sits between the network and the services themselves. It provides service broking and service interaction functionality for IMS networks.
Using the Service Interaction model, you can change interaction logic without changing service logic. The Service Interaction application controls the sequence of services that it invokes, managing and coordinating the interaction between each service, and can even re-use IN services within new IMS compositions.
Network Operator Benefits:
Possible application extensions, enhancements and options
This application and Service Interaction (for IN) can be combined to allow you to broker hybrid apps across the two domains. Furthermore, web services may also be added to the mix to create hybrid apps.