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The Cable and Telecommunications Professionals' Reference, 3rd Edition by Goff Hill

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8   Next Generation Network Management

Tony Richardson

Introduction

Next Generation Network (NGN) is the title that has to been given to a range of network capabilities aimed at updating and converging many present-day networking capabilities. Such existing network capabilities include:

•  Mobile networks

•  Fixed networks

•  The PSTN

•  ISDN

•  Internet linkage

Because of the emphasis on convergence, in some circles the development is referred to as the “Converged Network.” However, this term is often being used within individual industry initiatives. For NGN to be a complete success it will need to adopt pan-European and preferably full global deployment. For this reason common standards will be needed. Already, there are a number of standards ...

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