Carriers and service providers have united around the concept of the Next-Generation Network (NGN). Although leveraging a broad basket of Internet technologies, the NGN is not being planned as the next-generation Internet. In its intention and architecture, it is more accurately described as Broadband-ISDN release 2.0.

The NGN transition

part I|1 pages


chapter Chapter 1|12 pages

The Strange Death of Broadband ISDN

chapter Chapter 2|38 pages

The Next-Generation Network and IMS

chapter Chapter 3|22 pages

The Next-Generation Network and TV

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

The Next-Generation Network and IT Systems

part II|1 pages


chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Bureaucracy and Treacle

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

Telecoms Market Structure

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

Choosing the Right People

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Case Study: A Transformation Program

part III|1 pages

Business and Technology Issues

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

Worrying about Skype

chapter Chapter 10|16 pages

Spectrum Auctions

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

The Trial of Rete Populi

chapter Chapter 12|18 pages

Machines Who Talk

part IV|1 pages

Business Strategies

chapter Chapter 13|16 pages

NGN Strategies for Incumbents

chapter Chapter 14|22 pages

NGN Strategies for Alternative Network Operators

chapter Chapter 15|14 pages

NGN Strategies for Capturing the Consumer Market

chapter Chapter 16|4 pages