Australia - Telecommunications Infrastructure IP Networks


The moves towards converging data and voice have found that ATM switching is inadequate for today’s networks, and it has been replaced with IP technology that allows users to develop much more innovative products and services. This increased flexibility has already allowed the development of such services as data centres and MASPs and other forms of computer outsourcing. This report describes more recent developments such as grid computing and 802.11 technologies, and discusses where IP might take us next.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Converging networks
    • 2.1 Dedicated voice and dedicated data networks
    • 2.2 Changes driven by IP
    • 2.3 Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
    • 2.4 Next Generation packet networks
    • 2.5 IP objectives
  • 3. IP Index – 2003
  • 4. IP=IT
    • 4.1 From Internet telephony to VoIP
    • 4.2 From basis services to value added applications
  • 5. IP - enhanced services
  • 6. Technology Forecast: 2002 - 2004
    • 6.1 Emerging patterns of Internet computing
    • 6.2 Grid computing
    • 6.3 Computing as a utility
    • 6.4 IP dialtone
    • 6.5 802.11
  • 7. Other forecasts
    • 7.1 Operators have no choice
    • 7.2 Pent up demand for new IP based services
    • 7.3 Competitors will built their bypasses on IP
    • 7.4 Well suited for various access technologies
    • 7.5 IP in other industries
    • 7.6 Other Reports
    • Table 1 - Optus Index – 2002-2004
    • Exhibit 1 – IP based enhanced services

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Last updated 2 Feb 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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