Chapter 8. Architecture of the Distributed Intelligent Broadband Network

  1. Iakovos Venieris1,
  2. Fabrizio Zizza2 and
  3. Thomas Magedanz3
  1. M. Breugst,
  2. L. Faglia and
  3. O. Pyrovolakis

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841869.ch8

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

How to Cite

Breugst, M., Faglia, L. and Pyrovolakis, O. (2001) Architecture of the 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.ch8

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:

  • Distributed Intelligent Broadband Network;
  • Telecommunication;
  • Communications Network Architecture;
  • Service Logic Programs

Summary

After introducing the essential elements of the intelligent network and its evolutionary roadmap towards the distributed intelligent broadband network in the previous chapter, this chapter examines the architecture of the latter in greater detail. The functional plane is covered first identifying functional entities and information flows between them. The physical plain is viewed then, demonstrating possible groupings of functional entities into physical ones and delineating the involved interfaces. Finally the internal architecture of certain critical components is detailed. Throughout the chapter, the application of novel software technologies coming from the IT world into a telecommunications setting is underlined.