The communication technology of the future will use IP-based networks. Such networks are called NGN – Next Generation Network.
The Ethernet-IP-market is the largest global market for communications technology. It is a global consumer marketplace, and anything but a niche market. This has already led to strong competition among the manufacturers of IP network products and competition in this industry will continue to increase furthermore in the future. As a result, IP networks will achieve a price/performance ratio far into the next decades that cannot be topped by other communication technologies.
The industry has recognized the unique cost advantage of IP communication networks and thus tried for years to convert (if possible) all communication services to IP technology. This tendency did not stop at the challenge of real-time services such as voice and TV, although IP networks were originally not designed for these types of services.
By adding new functions such as virtual LANs (VLAN), Quality of Service
(QOS), minimization of latency and many other new functions, the IP-networks became capable of transfering real-time services such as voice and TV.
The challenge of gigantic consumption of bandwidth for TV, HDTV, Video (VoD) and HDVoD in IP networks was solved by more efficient coding procedures such as MPEG4 and a fast growing rate of transmission from 10 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s, 1000 Mbit/s, 10 Gbit/s, 40 Gbit/s and in the near future of 100 Gbit/s. These transmission rates in metro and long-distance networks are only possible by using fiber optic transmission technology, thus utilizing the speed of light.
Bottom line: In the near future, fiber optics will become the predominant transmitting medium for communications in metro networks for residential and commercial customers. An alternative to fiber optic-based metro
ACCESS is not anticipated in the distant future.
RESULT: A Fiber-To-The-Home Access Network is the basis for a real Next Generation Network (NGN).
The main reason why NGNs have not seemed to be economical so far is the lack of scalable costs of the passive and active network components.
To be able to scale these costs with the growth of clients for all active components, the industry has developed modular switches, routers and G-PON Systems. But still major components like BRAS, LAC, trafficshaper and IMS Softswitch systems are neglected in the efforts to scale the costs in the conception of NGNs with growing numbers of clients. As this situation remains, we consider upcoming NGN unchanged component developments in our network design to make your NGN as economical as possible right from the start.
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