Technical Specification for Effective Next Generation Network Interconnection in Indonesia

Maman Abdurohman, Bambang Setia Nugroho


This paper proposes technical specifications for effectively implementing the interconnection of Next Generation Network (NGN) in Indonesia. NGN is one of the current telecommunication infrastructure network technology trends. It provides a simpler concept with only two layers of service and transport. The NGN IP-based transport system can connect with various types of networks, which leads to low management costs by offering different kinds of services. Meanwhile, there are currently various types of telecommunication networks depending on the services provided, such as Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), IPv4 Internet as well as Public Switched Data Network (PSDN). PSTN is a circuit-switched voice communications network, and PSDN is a network for data-based communications with International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-T X.121 standards. Another type is a packet-switched based network that uses IPv4 addressing systems. Each network has its customers. One of the problems that arise, however, is how to transform the current network system to the NGN network effectively. The effectiveness of network transformation in the service provision for users is determined by the technical aspects used. Some of the technical aspects issues on implementation of NGN networks in Indonesia are the use of a protocol for signaling, coding standards, Quality of Service (QoS), numbering and addressing, and security. This paper proposes technical specifications for the effectiveness of NGN network implementation in Indonesia. Through the technical specification model, we propose, the risks that will arise in the implementation of NGN networks in Indonesia can be managed. Appropriate technical specifications have an essential role in the effectiveness of NGN network implementation in Indonesia.

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