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The future of the intelligent network

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4 Author(s)
M. Finkelstein ; Telcordia Technol., USA ; J. Garrahan ; D. Shrader ; G. Weber

This article examines the role the intelligent network (IN) can play as carriers move to next-generation networks. It discusses possible transition scenarios and examines how the IN could interwork with the Internet and packet-based networks to produce new hybrid services. The article presents a view of a fully converged network, and concludes that IN will continue have a vital role in voice and data services

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 6 )