Trends in NGN Technologies


-  Ashwini Kumar,

Director UT Starcom



Global Trends

Technology Trends

Market/Industry Trends

Services Value chain

·     Multimedia Services – IPTV, IP Surveillance, Video Conferencing


NGN Ecosystem

NGN is a concept for defining & deploying networks, which due to their formal

separation into different layers & planes and use of open interfaces, offers service

providers a platform which can evolve in a step-by-step manner to create, deploy &

manage innovative services.

(ADSL,VDSL, WiMax, Cable TV, FTTH)


NGN Converged System Architecture



NGN Advanced Service Architecture



Major Challenges for Service Providers

How to deal with Packet Traffic Growth: Rapid Growth in 3G/4G Mobile and Broadband subscribers worldwide driving the demand for high-speed packet transport.

Improve profit margins and increase market share




How to improve Margin: Despite the subscriber growth, ARPU is going down. Networks are too complex, difficult to scale, and expensive to maintain.

Energy and Real-estate are another major challenges

Need to rapidly deploy new broadband services to attract & retain customers

How to offer New Services: Current transport network infrastructure is not adequate to offer evolving 4G mobile services such as LTE and advanced enterprise services (e.g.,


High demand for data service over wireless networks and evolution of wireless data technologies such as WiFi, WiMAX, 3G, HSPA, LTE, etc.


New Services

With FMC, users can access the best available service whether they have mobile coverage (e.g. GSM, CDMA),

Wi-Fi/fixed-line coverage (e.g. Wi-Fi SIP over broadband)

or a combination of both


Business Drivers

Many households today have at least one cell phone.


FMC Solution Advantage –Service Provider Perspective

Converged service infrastructure by consolidating the voice services between the

fixed and mobile networks


FMC Solution Advantage – User Perspective


FMC enable users to access their voice and data services transparently,

regardless of their location, device, or network-access method

e.g. IM, Unified VM, SMS, Unified phone book, CRBT….


E-Services for the Rural India via TV

Strong presence : more than 134 M homes (out of 223M total households)

    Ease of use : Users familiarity with the user interface – the remote

    Provides timely and easy availability of the information

    Interactive, Low Cost & Ubiquitous

    Regional Language support

    Intuitive : audio-visual communication which will help bridge the digital divide and further ‘Inclusive growth’


    New applications (Communication, Infotainment, Social computing, Interactive/Network services)

    New Video capable devices

    Synergy with existing Government initiatives

    Focus on Rural Broadband- Broadband growth into rural India is vital

    This growth should be inclusive, without dependence on computer literacy

    e-Services audio-visual in nature rather than being text based

    Focus on Economic Development


    m-Health Care



New Applications-Mobile TV

Live TV (1) Users will receive unicast streaming from system

               (2) System supports both unicast and multi-cast


VOD            System supports VOD program management


TVOD   (1)  System supports TVOD program management

               (2) TVOD schedule provides in continuous/non-continuous mode


BS, CS mode support Support both browser (BS) and client (CS) access mode

Multi Bit Rate Multi bit rate for TV/VOD/TVoD (including VSP portal)

VOD Download and Play Client will offer download and play option

NEWS support Support picture and text as News Message

Favorite List End user can store both category or a particular VOD program in the favorite list

TSTV TSTV is supported and it can switch back to live channel mode

from TSTV.

Trick Play Supports various speed: 2X/4X/8X/16X/32X


Bookmarks Support Create/Delete of bookmarks

Search offer search options in VoD, TSTV pages


NGN Mobile Backhaul –Key Challenges &Requirements

Multi-services network for various types of cell stations



Infrastructure Sharing Proposition

Business Drivers


Infrastructure sharing is commercially driven rather than mandated by regulators

Types of Network Sharing

Passive Sharing : Site /Mast (Tower)


Active Infra Sharing-Value Proposition

Benefit to Operators


Benefit to Infrastructure Company


Network/Solution Benefits