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Abstract

It is widely and unanimously acknowledged that Telecommunications will play a role of strategic importance in the future of both developed and developing countries. In the European Commissions vision, a reasonable scenario for the near and long-term future services which should be offered to the customer, could be depicted according to the following approximate time schedule:
1990-1995: Deployment of ISDN
1995-2000: Implementation of IBC.
2000-2005: Emergence of personal Communications Services, with a full integration of user mobility and Intelligent Network.
2005-2010: Photonic Network implementation at all network levels.

In the above scenario four major requirements are to be met by future telecommunication networks: high transport capacity, access and addressing flexibility, network intelligence, service quality.

Additional information

Authors: DAMOSSO E, COST 231;CORREIA L M (EDITORS), COST 231
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18957 EN, (1999) 474pp.
Availability: available free of charge at the COST Secretariat of the European Commission :e-mail: Eva.geneyn-Svensson@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5416-7
Record Number: 199910988 / Last updated on: 1999-07-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en