Regulatory Framework under Discussion: CITEL and APEC Experiences. Salma Jalife – Cofetel México What rules for IP enabled NGNs? ITU Workshop, 23-24 March 2006 Geneva, Switzerland. CITEL´s S tructure. Citel Assembly. 35 Member States >200 Associate members. Permanent Executive Committee
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Salma Jalife – Cofetel México
What rules for IP enabled NGNs?
ITU Workshop, 23-24 March 2006
35 Member States
>200 Associate members
Permanent Executive Committee
FACILITATING AND PROMOTING THE CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN THE HEMISPHERE
Technical advisory body for
Standards Coordination for telecom networks and services ensuring interoperability
Advanced Network Technologies and Services
Economic Aspects and Tariff Principles
Standards Coordination for telecom networks and services
Preparations for WTSA
MRA and Certification Processes
Preparations for WCIT
Questions of Study
The workshop had the aim of sharing views of various organizations and member states regarding evolution towards an NGN environment.
To foster an open dialogue and debate of critical issues regarding deployment of Voice over IP technology in the Americas region
Next Generation Networks (NGN) are converged voice/data multi-service networks that operate in a multivendor environment. NGNs require an architecture that provides seamless integration of both new and traditional telecommunications services across high-speed packet networks, interworking among clients of heterogeneous capabilities.
This architecture is usually structured around four major layers of technology.
Each of these layers is supported by a number of standards that are key to the successful implementation of an NGN.
Relatively new services are arising in the telecommunications environment. One such case is IP Telephony, which has drawn the attention of regulators, the industry and consumers particularly because of its characteristics, which have increased the service alternatives that can be provided through the Internet Protocol compared to switched-circuit telephone networks.
Voice over IP is one of the most important emerging trends in telecommunications. As with many new technologies, VOIP introduces both security risks and opportunities. VOIP has a very different architecture than traditional circuit-based telephony, and these differences result in significant security issues. Lower cost and greater flexibility are among the promises of VOIP for the enterprise, but VOIP should not be installed without careful consideration of the security problems introduced.
APEC Structure (ANTS WG)
business & academia
Telecommunications and Information (APEC Tel)
NGNs for APEC
"Next generation networks" (NGN) is a catchall phrase for the infrastructure that will enable the advanced new services to be offered by mobile and fixed network operators, while continuing to support all of today's existing services. To achieve seamless services at a global level, APEC TEL actively engages the private sector to identify new technologies and issues.
The TEL will continue to promote discussion on NGN and the development of the Asia Pacific Information Society. The TEL has already made invaluable contributions to this goal, including its initiatives in e-commerce, e-government, e-security, disaster preparation, on-line learning and skills standards development.
APEC TEL (ANTS WG)
The Rationale for TEL Work on Next Generation Networks
The TEL has long engaged in a program of work related to what is now thought of as NGN. Most recently, TEL’s work on NGNs is driven by specific instructions provided by our ministers at TELMIN 5
TELMIN 5 : Shanghai Program of Action
Ministers instruct the TEL to continue fostering the development of the Asia Pacific Information Infrastructure (APII) in accordance with the five objectives and ten core principles spelled out in the TELMIN 1 Seoul Declaration (1995) and the goals of the e-APEC Strategy (Shanghai, 2001) and to adopt a pathfinder approach in advancing the APEC initiatives. In particular, this would include initiatives aimed at [inter alia]:
(g.) studying and undertaking collaborative projects to advance the implementation of next generation networks and technologies.
Work at the Business Facilitation SG
“… it is key that APEC TEL continue the work examining NGNs and their implications. The issues raised by NGNs are so complex and multi-faceted that it affects the discussions of all 4 Steering Groups.”
Brainstorming Session on NGNs
Brainstorming Session on NGNs
Four areas for future work were defined
NGN security, reliability and confidence:
NGNs for Underdeveloped Areas:
Lima Program of Action
Ministers recognize that the advancement of information and communication infrastructure is a key factor in expanding digital opportunities. Ministers also reaffirm their commitment to the five objectives and ten core principles in the Seoul Declaration endorsed at the first meeting of APEC Ministers responsible for the Telecommunications and Information Industry (TELMIN 1, 1995) as essential for the construction and the expansion of the Asia Pacific Information Infrastructure (APII) and the realization of the vision of the Asia Pacific Information Society (APIS). In recognition of this, Ministers instruct the TEL to undertake activities that [inter alia]:
f) explore innovative next generation network (NGN) approaches arising from new technologies and services, consistent with the topic areas put forward in the Lima Declaration;
23. supporting continued work on next-generation networks (NGNs), including interconnection/interoperability; trade facilitation; NGN security, reliability and confidence; and capacity building in NGNs for underdeveloped areas;
Aspects discussed at TEL29
“… the exact form and evolution of the NGNs might vary but remarked that understanding of the concept of NGNs as well as user expectations from NGNs would assist policy makers and regulators to ensure that their policies and regulations keep abreast with technological developments and changing market demands…”
Aspects discussed at TEL31
Potential collective actions already established in TEL31 and endorsed by TELMIN6 to be discussed at TEL33 (April 25, 2006):
Other related issues:
Other issues of mutual interest:
Considerations for Regulatory Roundtable at TEL33
NGNs have no boundaries, and as such we have to recognize that decisions cannot be made only on a national level, rather solutions will have to consider perspectives from a regional or global viewpoint.
Ideally, NGN products, networks and services that are standards-based will interconnect and interoperate offering carriers and users the best choices in technology, scalability, and price. However, given the relative immaturity of the NGN market and their associated standards, the telecommunications industry will face a period of standards “convergence” over the next few years.
There is still much work to be done on the different aspects of NGNs as technologies and services are rapidly evolving:
Countries and economies have taken steps forward driving national initiatives that may help CITEL and APEC move forward on a regional regulatory framework for NGNs