By Daniel Ralph
MMS has advanced from the large acclaim for the SMS textual content carrier for GSM networks. it's a departure from the delivery mechanism used for SMS (which relies at the GSM signalling channels) to using IP to move messages in the MMS community. To this finish MMS is analogous with web e mail and conventional IETF protocols. as with every new know-how it's tricky to properly are expecting the placement in the subsequent five years, even though in accordance with earlier adventure with WAP and SMS it'd be reasonable to assert that those protocols increases in utilization over the subsequent five years and turn into legacy for an additional five years following which, clients will migrate onto the subsequent wave of messaging. major profit progress and knowledge utilization is predicted to be pushed through customer utilization of MMS. yet MMS know-how bargains greater than only a broadening of message content material. With MMS, it's not in basic terms attainable to ship your multimedia messages from one mobile to a different, but additionally from mobile to electronic mail, and vice versa. this selection dramatically raises the probabilities of cellular verbal exchange, either for personal and company use. Multimedia messaging will reshape the panorama of cellular verbal exchange, making it extra own, extra flexible, and extra expressive than ever earlier than. MMS: * Is the 1st booklet to deal with how MMS (and using IP to move messages) will have an effect on latest infrastructure and enterprise versions * Covers the basic adjustments to mail and billing platforms * contains destiny suggestions, corresponding to interoperability and evolution * provides an summary of the MMS know-how elements Drawing at the authors hands-on experiencein the implementation of MMS expertise (developing, billing and supplying prone) at BT, this leading edge e-book will entice engineering managers, community operators, marketplace analysts, company selection makers, content material companies and operator agencies.