NextGen Networks (NGN) Explained: For All Audiences (Course N-NGN)

It’s Now@Web™, a Self-study Course Available 24/7! Recording of Course Taught LIVE on the Web on Oct 21, 2009 with Two-Way Interactivity
Duration:3 Hours

Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

This half day self-study course is aimed at all who need a quick, “technical light” introduction to Next Generation Networks (NGN).

You will learn that NGN means many different things.  We will look at them from the perspective of traditional carriers, service providers, managed service providers, and end-user organizations. The course will help you acquire a multi-faceted view of NGN’s while understanding how they are evolving and how your own job fits into that evolution. We will allot plenty of time for questions/answers, discussion, and audience polls to capitalize on the interactivity offered by the WebLive™ system.

Meet the Presenter: James P. Cavanagh

james-cavanagh.pngJames P. Cavanagh, a Principal Member of the Eogogics Telecommunications Faculty, spends most of his waking hours helping clients understand how they can cost- effectively and securely harness the rapidly growing power of IP-based services and how they can future-proof their communications. His clients include government agencies, service providers, carriers, and others.

Responsible for teaching the Eogogics courses on NGN, IMS, EoIP, SIP, VoIP, Mobile IP, IPSec, IPV6, MPLS, SNMP, and other networking technologies, he is renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas in terms that are easy to understand as well as entertaining and allows them to be put to work immediately. His rich career has spanned X.25 and ISDN to Web 2.0 and Unified Communications. He has written or edited half dozen books and hundreds of articles and white papers. He has designed very local and very global networks for organizations ranging from schools and universities to international energy giants.  Jim is more eager than ever to leverage Eogogics’s bidirectional WebLive™ platform to continue the ongoing conversation on these very important and still evolving topics. Read detailed bio…


Detailed Course Outline

  • NGN Perspectives
    • An NGN vs THE NGN
    • Role of IP
    • Definition: Carrier
    • Definition: Service Provider
    • Definition: Managed Service Provider
    • Definition: End-User
    • OSI and IETF Models
    • Definitions, Roles and the IETF Model
    • Internet Multimedia Subsystem
    • Fixed/Mobile Convergence
    • IPv4 and IPv6
  • End User NGN Perspective
    • End Users and the “Golden Rule”
    • Applications and Services
    • Access, Mobility, and Freedom
    • Security
  • Carrier NGN Perspective and Issues
    • Big Bandwidth vs Managed Bandwidth
    • Internet Multimedia Subsystem and Fixed/Mobile Convergence
    • “Hands-Free” Network Operation
    • Services
      • Access/Distribution
      • Wholesale/Bulk Transport
      • Outsourcing of Operations, Administration, Management and Provisioning (OAM&P)
      • Circuit Emulation Services / “Smart Wire”
    • Architecture
      • Physical Layer and the Elusive “Layer 0”
      • Fiber and Micro Electro-Mechanical Switching (MEMS)
      • xWavelength Division Multiplexing
      • SONET/SDH
        • Legacy
        • Next Generation
      • Wireless
      • Carriers and Routing At The Edge
    • Physical Security
  • Service Provider NGN Perspective and Issues
    • Big Bandwidth vs Managed Bandwidth
    • Internet Multimedia Subsystem and Fixed/Mobile Convergence
  • Services
    • Ethernet
      • Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB)
      • Provider Backbone Trunking (PBT)
      • VPLS
    • MPLS
    • IP
      • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
      • IP over Ethernet
      • MPLS
      • IP VPNs
  • Managed Service Provider NGN Perspective
    • Big Bandwidth vs Managed Bandwidth
    • Internet Multimedia Subsystem and Fixed/Mobile Convergence
  • Services
    • Virtual Private Networks
    • MPLS
    • Routing/Router Management
    • User Management/Profile/Access/Security
    • Unified Communications Services
  • On The Horizon: Next Next Generation Networks
    • End Systems: Netbooks, NextGen PDAs, Embedded IP and RFID
    • Access: Wi???, Cellular and Mobility
    • Core: Fiber, EHDWDM and Synchronicity
  • Course Wrap-up: Recap, How to Learn More about Next Generation Networks