Global - Industry - Access Networks (Archived in 2003)

Synopsis

He believed that the operator was diverting calls to his hometown competitor. In fact, it was so robust that it remained in service as the principal network switching system fro more than 75 years. 1938 witnessed the introduction of a common control electromechanical switch, known as the No. 5 ESS, this switch is still considered to be the workhorse of the CO today.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synposis
  • 2. History
    • 2.1 Strowger switch - 1891
    • 2.2 No. 5 Crossbar - 1938
    • 2.3 Software controlled switching No.1 ESS - 1965
    • 2.4 Software controlled switching No.5 ESS – 1970s
    • 2.5 next-generation switch - today
  • 3. Access modernisation
    • 3.1 Transitional Influences
    • 3.2 Towards next-generation networking
    • 3.3 Legacy Class-5 TDM switches must be replaced
    • 3.4 packet-capable voice and data-networking device
  • 4. Strategic analyses of the Access market
    • 4.1 Access explosion
    • 4.2 The death of distance
    • 4.3 Uncertainty in the market
    • 4.4 Access core to telcos
    • 4.5 Industry developments
    • 4.6 Pessimistic and optimistic regulations
    • 4.7 analysis of infrastructure developments
    • 4.8 Industry re-engineering
  • 5. Two minutes to midnight for telco industry
    • 5.1 Lack of strategic models
    • 5.2 Changes are overdue
    • 5.3 IP networks
    • 5.4 Integrated platform
    • 5.5 New business models coming in from outside
    • 5.6 No killer applications
    • 5.7 Equipment suppliers
  • 6. Network outsourcing – a new frontier
    • 6.1 Back to basics
    • 6.2 Outsourcing models
    • 6.3 Market statistics
    • Exhibit 1 – Circuit-Switching vs. Packet-Switching
    • Exhibit 2 – Access technologies

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Status Archived

Last updated 22 Nov 2002
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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