Convergence, Digitisation and New Technologies: Towards the Next Generation Network

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dc.contributor.author Hanrahan, Hu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-28T21:26:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-28T21:26:47Z
dc.date.issued 2001-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Hanrahan, H. (2001). Convergence, digitisation and new technologies: Towards the next generation network. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 2. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19838
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19838
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces the concept of the Next Generation Network as the vision for convergence between the modern digital Public Switched Telecommunications Network and Internet Protocol Networks. The technological features of the NGN, as well as the business models that it facilitates, are described. Gateways to the PSTN are described. Migration of the PSTN to the NGN and further evolution of the NGN are outlined. The role of the NGN in providing universal service and universal access is outlined. An example of the use of NGN technologies to create next generation Telecentres is presented.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.title Convergence, Digitisation and New Technologies: Towards the Next Generation Network en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19838


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  • SAJIC Issue 2, 2001
    Articles on e-commerce in Africa, policies of surveillance, institutional arrangements for communications policy and regulation, universal access, and the Next Generation Network.

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