4 High level Requirements

22.1403GPPMultimedia Messaging Service (MMS)Stage 1TS

The following list gives the high level requirements of the MMS. These are requirements which are independent of the user’s perception of the service:

– Forward compatible multimedia messaging

Multimedia messaging mechanisms shall provide the capability to support current and evolving multimedia messaging by re-using existing standards as far as possible and proposing extensions (as necessary) to existing standards (i.e. the multimedia messaging service shall support the evolution of multimedia messaging technologies).

– Consistent messaging

Regardless of the message type / format, MMS shall be capable of supporting integration of all types of messaging (e.g. fax, SMS, Multimedia , voicemail, e-mail etc.) in a consistent manner.

– Universal messaging access

Within the capabilities of networks and terminals, the user shall be able to experience consistent access to the MMS regardless of the access point.

For example the user should be capable of accessing her multimedia messages through a number of different access points, which should include 3GPP systems, fixed networks, the Internet, etc.

– Interoperability

The MMS shall support a minimum set of functionality and message formats to ensure interoperability (e.g. deletion of MM, identified standardised message notification, message media types and message content formats).

The MMS shall provide a minimum set of supported formats to ensure full interoperability between different terminals and networks from the very beginning of service provisioning (e.g. JPEG for pictures, MP3 for audio, MPEG for motion pictures, etc.).

The MMS shall support version management by indicating a version number in the MM for interoperability purpose.