Aztelekom Rejects Tender to Create NGN in Azerbaijani Region
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 October / Trend corr. S.Babayeva/ Aztelekom production association of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and IT rejected a tender to create Next Generation Network (NGN) in Kurdamir region (189km of Baku).
Tender for reconstruction of Kurdamir's central automatic telephone exchange, the automatic telephone exchanges of surrounding villages and introduction of NGN was suspended in conformity with an article of the Law on State Purchases, which says an organization shall stop the tender if the number of applicants is less than three, Aztelekom said.
Last year similar net was built in Shamakhi and its 23 villages. Residents of the region can use IP telephone services, Internet, and other related services. Relevant facilities of Slovenian Iskratel company were set up in all rural automatic telephone exchanges and in the central automatic telephone exchange of Shamakhi.
NGN is a universal many-purpose net intended to transmit voice, image and data through packet switching.
Next Generation Networking (NGN) is a broad term to describe some key architectural evolutions in 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 by NGN.
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