New Delhi, Sept 19 : Union Minister of State for Communications and IT Jyotiraditya Scindia today asked telecom service providers to make use of the Next Generation Carriers for providing affordable voice, data and triple play service in the rural and remotest parts of the country.
Inaugurating a seminar on "Next Generation Carrier Systems: Trends and Technologies" here, Scindia said, Next Generation Network (NGN) should become a catalyst to connect and empower every Indian and to provide affordable services and wider penetration of telecom network."
"In order to reap the benefits of NGN services, attention needs to be paid towards creating an enabling competitive environment and creating conditions of massive adoption of this technology," he added.
He said that the strength of carrier services would determine the kind of services a citizen would get. World class telecommunications infrastructure is the key to the rapid economic and social development, he added.
The Pacific Telecom Council India Foundation (PTCIA) organized the seminar, which was attended by senior government and private sector representatives, besides the telecom industry and service legislators.
Next Generation Carrier Systems is technology that promises an array of future services and new opportunities for the telecom service providers. It enables a wide range of services with savings in cost and maintenance effort while providing bandwidth on demand and flexibility in service provisioning.
With ubiquitous connectivity and pervasive accessibility, the NGN is expected to bring an extensive range of innovative services, greater control, personalization and ease of migration between services.
The use of NGNs that converges multiple networks into one by converting voice, video and data into tiny packets over a single high-speed network is also expected to bring down ILD call rates as well as enhance data connectivity. The NGNs will also help in providing ICT infrastructure that will deliver the next wave of services and applications to our citizens.