By Nigel Seel
Providers and repair companies have united round the inspiration of the Next-Generation community (NGN). even supposing leveraging a extensive basket of web applied sciences, the NGN isn't being deliberate because the next-generation web. In its goal and structure, it's extra properly defined as Broadband-ISDN unlock 2.0. The NGN is difficult to appreciate since it weaves jointly such a lot of specific concerns: expertise, new sorts of product, a brand new type of service association in addition to adjustments within the enterprise version, price chain and the form of a converged destiny itself. This ebook offers a unified research of the complicated transformation approach that's occurring within the fastened telecoms, cellular telecoms, and broadcast industries and descriptions thoughts for achievement.
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It was with more than irritation that he glared at Sebastian and me. “You guys are so typical of an industry that doesn’t get it,” he growled. ” I thought that was a bit unfair, I had been literally screamed at by a Nortel SVP back in 1998 for championing a customer’s right to choose another vendor’s routers for their new IP network, over Nortel’s IP-enabled ATM switch. But Henry was relentless. indd 39 9/26/2006 10:41:29 AM 40 Business Strategies for the Next-Generation Network “Where were you guys when the Internet generated the most sustained period of innovation that the world has ever seen?
Past 3G there is 4G, still in the early research stages. The concept of 4G cellular seems to be centered around much higher data rates (100 Mbps seems to be the target supporting powerful multimedia services), with new modulation schemes and antenna designs. I have not seen any substantive work on systems architecture on the network side of a proposed 4G radio access network. ” I believe that it would have relied upon ultrashort cells, and some of the work eventually ended up in AAL-2. But the world didn’t go that way, and that is why, in a world with WiFi and WiMAX in it, I am completely agnostic about 4G.
The solution was for the carriers to get together and design a standardized architecture for value-added voice services called the Intelligent Network (IN). In North America the preferred term was Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN). The IN architecture called for relatively dumb switches (service switching points—SSPs) invoking service-speciﬁc applications running on high-speciﬁcation computers called service control points (SCPs) during the progression of the call. Since the very same vendors sold SSPs and SCPs as sold the original switches, prices did not go down and the IN was only a partial success at best.