The move from analogue to digital electronics and transmission systems made it possible to transfer voice, video and other content as raw information, coded and decoded at each end of a link. Over the years since this migration, the individual elements of telecommunications networks, such as exchanges, have become intelligent – computer-controlled – with sophisticated software controlling an ever-expanding range of features.
Our Next Generation Network
Today, we are experiencing yet another revolution, as the network itself becomes an intelligent whole – in the Next Generation Network technology that we employ. Instead of old-fashioned telephone exchanges, the network has centralised softswitches that decide where to send a call and the call itself is simply a stream of packets following the shortest appropriate path across the network, either to a customer’s phone, or to a gateway with another work.
In addition to carrying Voice over IP (VoIP) across its core, our Next Generation Network technology will also support such services for similar softswitch-based customer PABXs (IP PBXs), IP Telephony and other multimedia sessions to digital IP phones and other end devices using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
Next Generation Networks are about more than just technology - they are about efficiency and cost. The explosion of the Internet has meant that the amount of data carried globally has dwarfed the world’s conventional telephone networks. Building or operating a pure voice network is simply no longer viable. Voice has moved from being a service connected through a telephone network to being simply another application on our high quality Next Generation Network.
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