Azerbaijani Communication Ministry Enlarges Tender Term to Establish NGN System in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 April / Trend corr. S.Babayeva / Aztelecom, joint venture of the Communication and IT Ministry of Azerbaijan, has enlarged the term of tender to establish a Next Generation Network system (NGN) in the region of Azerbaijan. According to the joint venture, the tender will be opened on 23 May because of only one single participant to render NGN services in Shamkir.
Previously, Aztelecom had enlarged tender term with Goychay (20 May) and Salyan (14 May).
In 2007, NGN system was formed and put into operation in the Shamakha and 23 other villages of the region. Since then, the residents of the region could use IP telephony service, connect to Internet and other related services. The Slovenian Iskratel made equipment was set up in the central automatic switching center in Shamakha.
Next Generation Networking (NGN) is a broad term to describe some key architectural evolutions in the telecommunication core and access networks that will be deployed over the next 5-10 years. The general idea behind NGN is that one network transports all the information and services (voice, data, and all sorts of media such as video) by encapsulating these into packets, like it is on the Internet. NGNs are commonly built around the Internet Protocol, and therefore the term "all-IP" is also sometimes used to describe the transformation towards NGN.