Convergence and Next Generation Networks [article]

Jaydip Sen, Munir Sayyad, Basavaraj Hooli
<span title="2010-12-12">2010</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
The communications sector is undergoing significant changes, with the emergence of a number of platforms available to provide a different range of services. Some of these platforms are complementary to each other, while others are competitive, or can provide a valid substitute for some of the services provided. Up till now, the most important communications platform in most of the developing countries has been the public switched telecommunication network (PSTN) which provides access to all
more &raquo; ... eholds and buildings. This universality in providing access has also meant that the network has generally been designated as one for universal service.This chapter focuses on the area where the most significant changes are taking place in the communication sector. The objective of this chapter is neither to give an overview of all communication platforms, nor is it aimed to assess the relative extent to which different platforms complement or compete with each other. The central theme of this chapter is to examine the developments in what is commonly refereed to as next generation access networks and next generation core networks and their role in convergence.
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