Service Interaction (for IMS)

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

  • Status
  • Deployed
  • End-users the application is for
  • Network Internal
Service Interaction (for IMS)

The Service Interaction application for IMS provides the SCIM function defined by 3GPP which  lets service providers: 

  • Make new services and augmenting existing services, by re-using and combining existing services (and/or components of services)
  • Selectively trigger and run multiple services on a single network trigger 

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:

  • Operators can create new services or service enhancements to help build customer satisfaction and build differentiation to attract and retain subscribers.
  • By re-using existing services within new service compositions enables this innovation at a significantly lower cost. 
  • The ability to extend older services with new functionality (such as adding pre-pay to VPN, or location awareness to basic telecom services, for example) extends the life of existing investments and can help save replacement cost.

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.