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Why Converged Networks Make Sense: VoIP a First Step. July 26, 2006. Hosts. Ken Babcock, VP of Consulting Services, Advanced Technologies and Services, Inc Glen MacArthur, VP of Converged Networks, Convergence Engineers Approximate Length: 45 Minutes. Overview. Brief Overview of ATS

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  • Ken Babcock, VP of Consulting Services, Advanced Technologies and Services, Inc
  • Glen MacArthur, VP of Converged Networks, Convergence Engineers
  • Approximate Length: 45 Minutes
overview
Overview
  • Brief Overview of ATS
  • What is a converged network?
  • Why do converged networks make sense?
  • Three network architecture models
    • Legacy Network
    • IP Network
    • Converged Network
  • Issues facing network managers
  • Audience Expectations
ats overview
ATS Overview
  • Founded in 1995
  • Based in Wayne, NJ
  • Several tools have become gold standard in Revenue Assurance in telecom industry
  • Corporate switch-testing standard at largest LECs in USA
  • Named to the Inc. 500 list in 2001
  • Since 1995 has saved phone companies over $1,000,000,000
  • Announced partnership with Convergence Engineers to spearhead work in the IP-based networks of tomorrow
converged network

TDM

TDM

TDM

TDM

CALL CONTROL SIGNALING

PARTY “B” - CALLED

PARTY “A” - CALLING

STP

STP

CALL TRAVERSES PSTN

ACCESS TANDEM

SS7 SIGNALING

Converged Network

IXC SWITCH

MEDIA GATEWAY (MG)

TRUNKING GATEWAY (TG)

TRANSLATES & SELECTS ROUTE TO ACCESS TANDEM

SIGNALINGGATEWAY

MEDIA GATEWAY (MG)

TRUNKING GATEWAY (TG)

ACCESS TANDEM

SOFTSWITCH

INTERNET / INTRANET IP NETWORKS

LEC SWITCH

REAL TIME BEARER PATH PACKET STREAM

ATA

terminology
Terminology
  • AT – ACCESS TANDEM
  • ATA – ANALOG TELEPHONE ADAPTER (AKA – IAD)
  • CA – CALL AGENT (AKA – CALL CONTROL ELEMENT, MGC, SOFTSWITCH)
  • CALEA – COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT (1994)
  • EO – END OFFICE
  • IMS – INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) MULTIMEDIA SERVICES
  • IXC – INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER
  • LEC – LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER
  • MG(C) – MEDIA GATEWAY (CONTROLLER)
  • POI – POINT OF INETRCONNECT
  • SSW – SOFTSWITCH (AKA – CALL AGENT, CALL CONTROL ELEMENT, MGC)
  • STP – SIGNAL TRANSFER POINT (SS7)
  • TG - TRUNKING GATEWAY
why converged networks
Why Converged Networks?
  • “Hot” Applications
    • Custom Calling and CLASS Features
    • Instant Messaging and Email
    • Presence
    • ITunes
    • Ring Tones
    • IPTV
    • Video on Demand
  • Expected Benefits
    • Reduced Capital Expenditures
    • Reduced Operating Expenses
    • Protection for Current Network Infrastructure
pstn model legacy network architecture

TDM

TDM

TDM

TDM

TDM

PARTY “B” - CALLED

PARTY “A” - CALLING

PSTN Model - Legacy Network Architecture

STP

STP

IXC SWITCH

IXC SWITCH

SS7 SIGNALING

CALL TRAVERSES PSTN

ACCESS TANDEM

ACCESS TANDEM

LEC SWITCH

LEC SWITCH

TRANSLATES & SELECTS ROUTE TO ACCESS TANDEM

DIALS 2014429295

voip architecture

PARTY “B” - CALLED

PARTY “A” - CALLING

VoIP Architecture

SOFTSWITCH

INTERNET / INTRANET IP NETWORKS

CALL CONTROL SIGNALING

REAL TIME BEARER PATH PACKET STREAM

ATA

ATA

DIALS 2018262676

“LAST MILE” BROADBAND CONNECTIONS

converged network10

TDM

TDM

TDM

TDM

CALL CONTROL SIGNALING

PARTY “B” - CALLED

PARTY “A” - CALLING

Converged Network

STP

STP

CALL TRAVERSES PSTN

ACCESS TANDEM

SS7 SIGNALING

IXC SWITCH

MEDIA GATEWAY (MG)

TRUNKING GATEWAY (TG)

TRANSLATES & SELECTS ROUTE TO ACCESS TANDEM

SIGNALINGGATEWAY

MEDIA GATEWAY (MG)

TRUNKING GATEWAY (TG)

ACCESS TANDEM

SOFTSWITCH

INTERNET / INTRANET IP NETWORKS

LEC SWITCH

REAL TIME BEARER PATH PACKET STREAM

ATA

converged network transition concerns
Converged Network Transition Concerns
  • Security issues
  • Legacy voice market
  • Reciprocal Compensation
  • Access Charges
  • IT resources
  • Bandwidth
the issues facing converged network managers
The Issues Facing Converged Network Managers
  • Cost Recovery
  • Regulatory Impact
  • Existing network infrastructure investment
  • Equipment and Vendor Interoperability
what s next
What’s Next?
  • Review audience expectations
  • Information for future webinars
  • What else would you like to hear about?
converged network15

TDM

TDM

TDM

TDM

CALL CONTROL SIGNALING

PARTY “B” - CALLED

PARTY “A” - CALLING

Converged Network

STP

STP

CALL TRAVERSES PSTN

ACCESS TANDEM

SS7 SIGNALING

IXC SWITCH

MEDIA GATEWAY (MG)

TRUNKING GATEWAY (TG)

TRANSLATES & SELECTS ROUTE TO ACCESS TANDEM

SIGNALINGGATEWAY

MEDIA GATEWAY (MG)

TRUNKING GATEWAY (TG)

ACCESS TANDEM

SOFTSWITCH

INTERNET / INTRANET IP NETWORKS

LEC SWITCH

REAL TIME BEARER PATH PACKET STREAM

ATA