Future Internet 2011, 3(1), 67-86; doi:10.3390/fi3010067
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Evolution of the Converged NGN Service Platforms Towards Future Networks

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Received: 21 February 2011; Accepted: 28 February 2011 / Published: 4 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Network vs. Application Based Solutions for NGN)
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Abstract: This article presents a comparison of main characteristics of the Next Generation Networks (NGN) and Future Generation Internet (FGI). The aim is to discuss and compare two approaches to Future Networks (FN) and services: the evolution of NGN, and the revolutionary approach of a new FGI. We present both frameworks from the services point of view as they are delivered to the end-user, as well as from the architectural point of view. We compare selected properties of both approaches to explain commonalities and differences. Their challenges are similar: managing the quality of experience, mobility, security, scalability and providing openness to applications. Based on this comparison, we evaluate possible areas for future convergence in the approach of the two architectures to the Future Network concept. Our analysis shows that despite their different backgrounds, the internet’s FGI and telco’s NGN are not that different after all. The convergence of the two approaches therefore seems the only logical way forward.
Keywords: NGN; converged applications; IPTV; Future Networks
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Mikóczy, E.; Kotuliak, I.; Deventer, O. Evolution of the Converged NGN Service Platforms Towards Future Networks. Future Internet 2011, 3, 67-86.

AMA Style

Mikóczy E, Kotuliak I, Deventer O. Evolution of the Converged NGN Service Platforms Towards Future Networks. Future Internet. 2011; 3(1):67-86.

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Mikóczy, Eugen; Kotuliak, Ivan; Deventer, Oskar van. 2011. "Evolution of the Converged NGN Service Platforms Towards Future Networks." Future Internet 3, no. 1: 67-86.

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