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Broadband Network Architectures: Designing and Deploying Triple-Play Services by Truman Boyes, Dylan Greene, Chris Hellberg

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11. Dynamic User Session Control

Network access providers are continually fighting the battle against becoming commoditized bandwidth providers. In the case of regulated local loops, what was once the domain of the incumbent provider for telephony and Internet access is being encroached by access seekers who are keen on providing cheaper and faster digital data delivery. Internet-based VoIP providers such as Skype and Vonage are also eroding the mainstay of most telcos’ bread and butter—PSTN calling minutes.

More than just providing streaming television over broadband access, providers are looking at enhancing their portfolio with dynamic service provisioning as a differentiation metric in the market. As services converge onto a single MPLS platform, ...

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