Network Infrastructure Design
A network infrastructure is designed considering various aspects like geographic scope, hardware technology to be used, functional relationships to be built, network topology required, and communications protocol used.
Components of the Network Infrastructure
Future Networks and IPv6 Infrastructure
Network infrastructure is changing. Future networks demand scalability, performance, reliability, security, and cost considerations in higher degrees. The telecom infrastructure used for decades is suddenly looking outdated and inefficient. IPv6 is the future inevitable protocol that offers increased address space, improved security, simplified configuration processes and inherent support features for mobile users.
Some of the standard requirements of single IP infrastructure are
Multi service carrier core architecture
Replacement of PSTN
Mobility enabled intelligence
Controlling of sessions
Billing Mediations among operators
With convergence and IPv6 as buzzwords of tomorrow, most companies today are focusing on the growth of collaboration technology to put the all important voice, video and data on a single IP infrastructure.
Some of the benefits of single IP infrastructure are
Provides compatibility with radio access technology
Supports open API's and different application platforms
Offers corporate agility
Tolerates a variety of protocols and provides complete flexibility
Supports re-usable component or capability
Reduces costs for service providers
Uses less bandwidth-expensive mechanisms
Improves and enables quick and efficient services for varied consumers