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The migration to NGN from a regulatory perspective

Martin Lundborg, Ernst-Olav Ruhle, Wolfgang Reichl, Matthias Ehrler and Stephan Wirsing

23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 from International Telecommunications Society (ITS)

Abstract: Telecommunication networks around the world develop towards All-IP next generation networks (NGN). This migration is driven by higher economies of scale and scope, price reductions for IP network elements, opportunities for new services and an improved experience for the end users. As the telecommunication markets are typically regulated and governments around the world have issued policies for the sector, the developments towards NGN networks have outcomes on regulation and government policies. This paper assesses the technological development towards NGN and the question on how and which initiatives regulatory authorities have implemented with regard to this development. With NGN, the development in the core networks is assessed, while the development in access networks (Next Generation Access Networks) is excluded...

Keywords: Next generation networks; Regulation; IP interconnection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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