The Impact of the Internet on Telecommunication Architectures
The ever-growing popularity of the Internet is dramatically changing the landscape of the communications market place. The two separate worlds of the Internet and Telecommunications are converging. The respective advantages of the two environments are being integrated to fulfill the promise of the information super-highways. In this paper, we examine the impact of the Internet on the main telecommunication architectures, namely the IN, the TMN and TINA. There are two new tendencies for implementing telephony services in combination with the Internet: running part of the control sys tem over the Internet, or conveying both the user data and the control information over the Internet. We examine these two trends, and elaborate on possible ways of salvaging the best parts of the work achieved by the TINA-Consortium in the Internet context.
Keywords: Intelligent Network ; Telecommunications Management Network ; Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture ; Internet ; Virtual Private Network ; Internet Telephony ; PSTN/Internet interworking
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