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Next Generation Network

Year: IV Semester: II

Teaching Schedule Examination Scheme

Hours/Week

Theory Tutorial Practical Internal Final Total


Assessment

The Practic Theory Practica 125


3 1 3/2
ory al* ** l

20 25 80 -

Objectives:

At the end of the course, students should be able to understand:


• The need and drivers for service convergence.
• The generally agreed definition of an NGN and its main characteristics
• The architecture of an NGN and the logic for this approach
• The concept of VoIP and how full feature telephony is provided over an IP network
• The portfolio of broadband access mechanisms in a fixed network and the relative merits of
each type.
• The principles of connection‐orientated and connectionless packet switching and the
protocols available to enable such networks.
• The design processes and methodologies of an NGN
• The concept of mobile IP
• The principles of mobile networks and they relate to NGN.

1. Next Generation Networks (NGN) 8 hrs

• Principles and definition of an NGN


• The NGN architecture
• Outline of technology choices
• Network and implementation issues with NGN
• Numbering & Addressing

2. Broadband Access 4 hrs


• Review of broadband access systems
• Relative merits of the various systems and their enabling role in NGNs

3. Next Generation Core Network 5 hrs


• The role of the core network
• Enabling Control and Re-configurability.

4. Packet Switching 8 hrs


• ATM
• IP
• MPLS
• Ethernet

5. IP Multi-Media System (IMS) 8 hrs


• Principles of control for IP networks
• Concept of IMS
• The architectural principles and the key components
• Service aspects

6. VoIP and SIP 7 hrs


• VoIP principles
• How telephony is provided over an IP network
• The various VoIP scenarios
• The principles of SIP
• Comparison of SIP with other signaling systems (e,g. SS7)

7. Mobile IP 4 hrs
• The concept of mobile IP
• Mobile IP application and limitations

8. Relationship of mobile developments to NGN 1hr

Practical: Report and Presentation on case study on specific application of NGN

References:

VALDAR, A R: ‘Understanding Telecommunications Networks’, IET Telecommunications Seri


es 52, 2006.