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NGN-LAB
Next Generation Networks Laboratories

NGN-LAB

Abstract

The project establishes a platform for the development of advanced Internet technologies, by provisioning the required system infrastructure and interactive applications, to realise Next Generation Network related experiments

Objectives

The project aims to provide a test platform for Next Generation Networks. The main topics addressed are IPv6 and QoS. Additional topics are security, mobility, access networks, interworking & interoperability, multimedia. NGN-LAB supports IST projects and the national research projects for testing their systems; It provides applications and test equipment. NGN-LAB uses GÉANT to test across the two testbeds in Basel (CH) and Brussels (BE).

IPv6 Connection between Brussels (EuroDemo) and Basel (MCLab)

IPv6 Connection between Brussels (EuroDemo) and Basel (MCLab)

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Technical Approach

NGN-LAB is making advanced networking infrastructure available in two interconnected testbeds, to support IST projects to test new technologies such as IP telephony, IP over xDSL, IP over ATM, IP over WDM, etc.

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Testbed

Two testbeds are available in NGN-LAB:

  • Basel, MCLab: multiple applications, terminals, LANs and WLANs, and connectivity to GÉANT:
    • multiple access technologies
    • IPv6 implemented and tested
    • DiffServ environment available
  • Brussels, EuroDemo environment:
    • ADSL and ISDN access network
    • connectivity to GÉANT
    • multiple IPv6 applications

In both testbeds, IPv6 applications are installed on:

  • Windows 2000,
  • Linux (Suse, RedHat, Debian),
  • FreeBSD 4.4

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Applications

Some of the applications available in the context of NGN-LAB relate to: ping, traceroute, vic, rat, quake, DNS, DiffServ, traffic generators, ...

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Innovation

NGN-LAB is liasing with other national and international testbeds and Forums, to promote the Next Generation Networks infrastructure for provisioning end-to-end services.

Project name:
NGN-LAB
Contract no:
IST-2000-26041
Project type:
Accompanying Measure
Start date:
01/01/2001
Duration:
36 months
Total budget:
€1,772,167
Funding from the EC:
€818,633
Total effort in person-months:
132
Website:
http://www.ngnlab.org
Contact person:
Prof. Paul Van Binst
Project participants:
MCLab - CH
NEC - D
ResCom - IRL
TELSCOM - CH
ULB B
Keywords:
Interoperability
Interworking
Ipv6
Next generation networks
QoS
Collaboration with other EC funded projects:
6NET
6WINIT
AQUILA
CADENUS
GÉANT
MOEBIUS
SEQUIN
TEQUILA
TORRENT

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Last updated: 25 | 11 | 2002


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