Chapter 7. Evolution towards a Distributed Intelligent Broadband Network

  1. Iakovos Venieris1,
  2. Fabrizio Zizza2 and
  3. Thomas Magedanz3
  1. T. Magedanz,
  2. I. Venieris and
  3. F. Zizza

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841869.ch7

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

How to Cite

Magedanz, T., Venieris, I. and Zizza, F. (2001) Evolution towards a Distributed Intelligent Broadband Network, in Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice (eds I. Venieris, F. Zizza and T. Magedanz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841869.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  2. 2

    Siemens Information and Communication Networks SpA, Italy

  3. 3

    IKV++ GmbH Informations und Kommunikations Technologie, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471623793

Online ISBN: 9780470841860

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Keywords:

  • Telecommunication;
  • Intelligent Networks;
  • Intelligent Network Conceptual Model;
  • Broadband Networks;
  • Distributed Computing

Summary

With this chapter, the third part of the book commences where the theoretical discussion that preceded is put to practice using on field experiences from a European research project. This chapter describes the evolution of traditional centralized intelligent network architectures into the distributed intelligent broadband network. The latter is characterized by broadband connections (giving rise to more complex, multimedia services), the use of distributed processing technologies to replace TCAP and INAP as the means to convey the information flows between the identified functional entities, and the use of mobile code technologies to implement the service logic part enabling higher reconfigurability and a laxer mapping of functional to physical entities.