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TRAI extends date for responses on migration to IP-based networks

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NEW DELHI: Even as the issue of migration to IP-based networks and requirement of regulatory intervention in IP based interconnection requires urgency, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India today extended time on the request of stakeholders to respond to a Consultation Paper issued by it on 30 June.

Stakeholders have been asked to respond by 19 August with counter-comments if any by 26 August.

The consultation paper wanted the opinion of stakeholders on interconnection requirements for application and content service providers; quality of service issues; and various other operational issues- sharing of network elements, emergency numbering etc.

Traditional telecommunication systems are migrating towards more powerful and viable internet protocol based telecommunication systems.  Migration to IP based network will result in co-existence of legacy network along with IP based network. The new IP based network as well as its co-existence with legacy network will give rise to several operational, interconnection and quality of service issues which needs to be addressed for the successful migration to IP based networks.

Full text of the consultation paper is available on TRAI’s website www.trai.gov.in

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