As providers implement various IP services such as VoLTE and RCS they leverage the most established identifier that we have in the communications world - the telephone number. Even if the identifier chosen for a particular application is not an actual TN, these services and appliations will be required to leverage a providers numbering infrastructure should they desire to utilize established provider networks. As these services interact across multiple networks it becomes necessary to identify the capabilities and services associated with a telephone number and its associated device. Some of the questions that are being discussed are:
This Industry Briefing will outline these issues and offer recommendations on solutions.