NEW DELHI : In the wake of migration to IP-based networks, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper to address interconnection and quality of service issues.
The regulator is of the view that traditional telecommunication systems are migrating to more powerful and viable internet protocol (IP) based telecommunication systems, and that the migration to IP-based network will result in the coexistence of legacy network and IP-based network.
The new IP-based network as well as its coexistence with legacy network will give rise to several operational, interconnection and quality of service (QoS) issues that need to be addressed for the successful migration to IP-based networks.
The Consultation Paper was Titled ‘Migration to IP-based networks’ in which, TRAI has sought views from the stakeholders on following issues :
- IP interconnection issues
- Coexistence of legacy network with IP-based networks
- Requirement of regulatory intervention in IP-based interconnection
- Interconnection requirement for application and content service providers
- QoS issues
and Various other operational issues such as sharing of network elements, emergency numbering etc. Stakeholders are invited to send in their views on or before 21st July ’14