Triple Play: Building the converged network for IP, VoIP and IPTV by José M. Caballero,Francisco J. Hens
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The erosion of the traditional voice service, together with theever-increasing competition between companies, is pushing thetelecommunications industry towards a major shift in its businessmodels. Customers want more services in a more flexible way. Today,this shift can only be carried out by offering converged servicesbuilt around the Internet Protocol (IP). Triple Play, a bundle ofvoice, video, and data services for residential customers, is thebasis of this new strategy.
Hens and Caballero explain how and why the telecommunicationsindustry is facing this change, how to define, implement and offerthese new services, and describes the technology behind theconverged network. Triple Play analyses a number of businessstrategies to minimise costs, while migrating infrastructures andoffering new services.
Triple Play:Describes the elementary concepts of triple play serviceprovision and gives detailed technical information to highlight keyaspects.Discussed access networks, transport, signaling, servicedefinition and business models.Covers the latest innovations in Triple Play services such asEthernet in the First Mile (EFM), VDSL2 (Very High Speed DSLsecond generation), pseudowires andMultiprotocol Label Switching(MPLS).Explores video solutions (encoding, IPTV, VoD) alongsidetransmission and switching technologies (Ethernet, DSL, PON,NG-SDH).Includes a chapter on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and onfixed/mobile convergence.
Triple Play: Building the Converged Network for IP, VoIP andIPTV provides decision makers, engineers, telecommunicationsoperators, network equipment manufacturers, installers and ITmanagers with a thorough understanding of the changes oftraditional voice service and its impact upon thetelecommunications industry.