IEE Colloquium on How to Compete and Connect: Understanding the Engineering of Telecommunications Network Interconnection

6-6 March 1997

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  • IEE Colloquium on How to Compete and Connect: Understanding the Engineering of Telecommunications Network Interconnection (Ref. No.1997/179)

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • How to compete and connect: setting the business and regulatory context

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1/1 - 1/6
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    The article addresses the technical aspects of how public network interconnection is designed and implemented. It is does not aim to cover the many and varied regulatory and commercial aspects of interconnection, which have been widely promulgated elsewhere. However, for those unfamiliar with the subject or its application in the UK, some background information is provided on the environment in wh... View full abstract»

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  • Interconnect-setting the scene

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2/1 - 2/8
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    The article covers a number of areas of network interconnection including the background, present arrangements, services, initial interconnect, network information and an indication of size. The position in terms of UK telecommunications network is becoming quite complicated with the increasing options available. The fundamental principle of interconnect is that "any customer on any network must b... View full abstract»

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  • Interconnect routing and traffic routes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):3/1 - 310
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    All operators are familiar with planning and building traffic routes within the development of their networks. For the interconnection of two operators systems, traffic routing sets out the logical connection of the networks which in turn drives the provision of the interconnect infrastructure. For an initial interconnection of two systems, the development of traffic routing plans is an early task... View full abstract»

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  • Forecasting and numbering

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):4/1 - 4/4
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    The number of interconnects has grown phenomenally over the last 10 years, but was anyone able to foresee the changes in the industry and accurately forecast the growth? Likewise standing at this point looking into the future, who can predict the changes that will impact on the industry; the levels of competition, the numbering changes, the interconnect requirements. Yet this is what we try to do,... View full abstract»

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  • Interconnect in practice: physical arrangements

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):5/1 - 5/9
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    The proliferation of licensed telecommunications operators in the UK has led to an increasing requirement for interconnection between public telecommunications networks. It is now common for telecommunications services to be provided across several interconnected networks, rather than supported on a single network. The highly competitive telecommunications market has given rise to a growth in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Number portability and interconnect

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6/1 - 6/9
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    This paper examines the effect of the introduction of local number portability on the UK PSTN. It describes what number portability is, how it works and its impact on route capacities. It concludes by examining a possible future implementation of local number portability and its further impact on route capacities. There are other aspects of interconnect affected by number portability, such as serv... View full abstract»

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  • Interconnection-mobile networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    Does the interconnection from/to a mobile network raise any different issues to those raised by fixed networks? The simple answer is yes! Customers of mobile networks could be anywhere in the world when making or receiving a call on their mobile phone. The mobility of the customer and thus the required network to support the customers requirements raises issues which are not faced by fixed network... View full abstract»

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  • Nicc

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):8/1 - 8/5
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  • National transmission plan in a competitive environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9/1 - 9/5
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    Transmission plans have been produced by monopoly public network operators for many years. These clearly have to take into account the major transmission parameters that need to be considered and set for satisfactory network operation. In general they have been based upon ITU-T (CCITT) recommendations including hypothetical reference circuits (HRC) cut down to the appropriate size to reflect a typ... View full abstract»

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  • Signalling and the PNO-ISC

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):10/1 - 10/3
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    The article presents a view on why signalling is so important for any network, how interconnect has evolved technically over the last ten years and what we collectively in the UK are doing to enable a smooth technical evolutionary path with respect to interconnect. The views are given with reference to the activities of the Interconnect Standards Committee, the ISC, and are being presented in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Ensuring network integrity

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):11/1 - 11/7
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    In an increasingly complex telecommunications environment with a growing number of network operators, services and products, interconnection of two networks creates a significant risk of a widespread network failure which needs to be managed. Network operators have a common interest in maintaining network integrity and protecting their existing services. The widespread use of processor controlled ... View full abstract»

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  • Network management

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12/1 - 12/5
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    Historically, most countries had a single telephone company having a monopoly position for all international, trunk and local telephone services. The current trend is for the telecommunications market to be opened up and as a result several carriers may be licensed to provide services in direct competition. Within the UK the presence of multiple separate networks with many points of interconnectio... View full abstract»

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  • Future interconnect issues

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):13/1 - 13/3
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    We are just at the beginning of an exciting yet challenging future, where telecommunications, local area networking, computing and broadcasting will come together to provide new services for both businesses and residential consumers. The topics highlighted are just some of the issues we will need to get to grips with. The list is slightly computing centric but all are at least recognised, and many... View full abstract»

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