Telecom operator BSNL is upgrading its over 32,000 old telecom exchanges to advanced IP-based Next Generation Network (NGN) technology which will offer seamless connectivity in voice, data as well as offer new value added services like Close User Group and Multi-media video conferencing.
BSNL has plan to upgrade its more than 32,000 TDM based telecom exchanges with IP-based Next Generation telecom exchanges, it said in a statement.
TDM is an old legacy based technology and the telecom networks need to be upgraded to IP based network to support 4G, broadband, mobility and other high-end handsets.
The PSU said more than 15 lakhs capacity is already got converted into NGN. NGN Based Telephone Exchanges Provide both voice as well as broadband facility to the consumers.
In addition to voice & data, several value added services which were not available in TDM technology are being offered to NGN customers. Value added services like “All India close user group” (wings CUG), fixed Mobile Conversion, (Wings follow me) Multimedia video conferencing, (wing conferencing) and Prepaid telephone.
These facilities are made available across India to customers who are migrated on NGN technology. To promote these value added services BSNL is not charging additional for prepaid services and discounted tariff are also made available for other VAS services.