Regional - Infrastructure - VoIP and NGNs in Europe - 2005
Archived report. This report was archived in 2005 and has not been updated. Next Generation Networks (NGNs) are huge packet switched data communications networks where the traditional telecoms infrastructure becomes one large computer network looking more like WANs and LANs. It will be much easier for third parties to develop services and link them to this infrastructure, as infrastructure and services will be totally separate from each other, which will allow for the literally millions of new services, such as VoIP, to be offered by a multitude of service providers. These networks already exist in the corporate environment and will start reaching mass markets within the next 5 to 10 years. This report covers the development of NGNs in Western and Eastern Europe.