The NGN Is Upon Us
In recent years, the telecommunication market has undergone significant
change in terms of technology and business climate. We have entered an age
were broadband access comes in so many different flavors, including
cable, DSL, Wi-Fi,
and customer access to various services available
over the Internet are unparalleled.
One of the most explosive new areas is Voice over IP (VoIP).
This technology is exciting in so many ways, because for the first time in
history, customers really do have a choice in the service provider they use
for their local and long-distant phone calls. In addition, VoIP does not simply
mean "voice". While the marketing term has become well-entrenched,
VoIP technology also enables video telephony and data collaboration:
services that were either non-existent or expensive to use with older access
This web site was developed by Packetizer, which has long-been a supporter
of VoIP technology. The purpose for this site is to provide information to
end-users about the new service provider choices now available to them through
You should beware that NGN is an overloaded term. The basic ideas
are simple enough, but service providers and equipment manufacturers are
trying to take the opportunity to "re-invent" the Internet and call
it the NGN and define a very complex architecture
with questionable return on investment.