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Integrated Multiservice Architectures for next Generation Services

Project Coordinator Project Consortium
Giuseppe Monteleone
giuseppe.monteleone (at)
EADS Defense and Security Systems SA, FR
EDS Secure Networks SAS, FR
Thomson, FR
Italtel, IT
University of Palermo, IT
University of Rome, IT
University fo Sannio, IT
Telefonica I+D, ES
University of Valladolid, ES

This is a “Celtic” project;

Project Key Information

Start date

End date Budget (total) Effort (total) Project-ID
July 2004 June 2007 14 MEuro 150 PY CP1-029

The factors limiting widespread availability for Next Generation Services are mainly due to the different mix of network solutions that will coexist in the next future. They are also related to the work in progress and the consequent evolution in the design of network architectures and in the protocols area.

A great deal of applications based on H.323 is already in operation while SIP is emerging as the protocol for implementing next generation services. It is clear that interoperability is a great issue affecting not only call/session control signaling but also e2e QoS signaling and SLA Management.

These items are of great importance for a timely deployment of services which is now achievable thanks to the open service architectures and programmable platforms. There is also a strong need for integrated management techniques in order to realize a commodity pricing based on QoS. It will be required to establish media streams according to precise QoS requirements with the opportunity to change them during the call/session mapping them to QoS classes ensuring end-to-end negotiation.

The project focuses on the means which will be available to achieve end-to-end interoperability in NGN providing QoS control and security. These means are related to signaling protocols extensions for the setup and tear down of media streams.

The project aims to integrate results provided in related areas in a network solution in which multimedia NGN softswitches play the main role in network resource control and allocation on a per-call basis.

Focus areas
E2E interoperability in NGN with:

  • network architectures and signalling protocols for controlling media streams
  • Quality of Service control and security
  • integrate results on network solutions with multimedia soft-switches for network resource control and allocation

Expected outcome
  • Bandwitdth E2E QoS management
  • QoS signalling mechanism (basic and SLA/ statistic pre-provisioning
  • Session control signalling inter-working and adaptation
  • Inter-working mechanisms with “network resource control” level

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