019 – Next Generation Networks

Date: May 17 – 28, 2021 | Jul 5 – 16, 2021 | Nov 1 – 132, 2021
Location: Houston, Texas USA
CEUs: 6.0

Registration Discount: $8,400 – You must Register 60 days in advance and payment must be Paid In Full 30 days prior to the start of class.

Course Overview

This course is designed as an introduction to Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and how it has evolved and can be used to identify key technologies for access and infrastructure development. It will cover the fundamental principles and concepts necessary to be knowledgeable about relevant aspects of the vast and constantly evolving field of NGN including how telecommunications networks will deliver broadband data and multimedia services using a common Multi-Service Infrastructure.

Our goal is to focus on Broadband and Next Generation Networks (NGN) from technology, regulation and business perspectives as well as regulation challenges and important areas such as convergence, switching, transmission, intelligent networks, NGN characteristics and architecture, and migration. We will do this by assisting participants in developing a keen understanding of key drivers of NGN, services provided by NGN, the process
of NGN migration, the role of regulation in NGNs and likely future service demands.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have improved competencies and abilities to summarize architecture and technology options for NGNs, examine benefits, limitations and future service demands, and have improved insight on NGNs to be able to see its place in the future development of their countries telecommunications infrastructure.

Target Audience

The course is intended for telecommunications managers, engineers, IT managers and directors, project and program managers, team leads, field managers and other key administrators, directors, regulatory authorities and commissioners with a need to understand emerging technologies and next generation networks.

Course Outline

Next Generation Networks (NGN) and M2M
• NGNs defined
• 2013 Cisco Global IT Impact Survey
• M2M and the Internet of Things
• The Benefits and Value of M2M
• How Secure is M2M
Experiential Exercise: Test Your NGN Knowledge

NGN Migration
• Legacy Telco Networks
• Problems with Existing Telco Networks
• Convergence: What operators, vendors and customers want
• The Horizontally integrated network
• Mobility and Convergence Vision
• NGN Migration Strategies

Key Features of Next Generation Networks (NGN)
• Characteristics of the Ideal Network
• Circuit-switched vs. packet-switched
• Key components of NGNs
• Sensor networks
• Overlays and P2P
• Delay tolerant networks (DTNs)

NGN: A Key Driver for Globalization
• Why Telecommunications Carriers should care about NGN
• Transition to NGN
• NGN Architecture and Building BlocksNGN development and protocols
• NGN as converged networks

Next Generation Networks: Technologies, Services and Migration Strategies
• NGN Services
• Voice Telephony and Data Services
• IMS, Cloud Computing and Web Services
• VPN and Public Network Computing
• IP Networks and Real-Time Access
• Ecommerce, Information Brokering and More
• Six Techno-economic drivers

Best Practice Review: NGN – What’s Happening Now

The Regulatory Environment and NGN
• Regulatory Implications of NGN
• Security Requirements
• Consumer Protection
• The new regulatory environment: Economic Regulation

Tuition: $8,600