New Networks and New Services: Challenges for the Communication Service Providers

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The Book is about services and supporting networked platforms. It focuses on new service scenarios that arise from the combination of new ICT technologies and service development paradigms together with the evolution of the network infrastructure. These scenarios represent possible approaches and opportunities that Telcos can seize in order to transform their business.The rapid evolution of the Internet is disrupting the consolidated Telecommunication industry. The telecommunication platform for new services will be highly impacted by new technologies and new ways to provide valuable services to customers. Different service scenarios for Telcos can emerge depending on the adoption of different service paradigms and related ICT technologies and platforms. The Book provides a detailed analysis of possibilities and opportunities that different technological approaches to the evolution of the network and the service levels can offer to Telco and how they can cope with the commoditization issues.The first part covers the technology evolution in terms of essential technologies, new network architectures, new classes of services, Contextually this part describes also the different control paradigms and how they are leveraged in order to support the solutions. In this part, a broad overview of literature (0) is presented and then the evolution of enabling technologies (Chapter 3. ), new network architectures (Chapter 4. ) and emerging Services and their control paradigms (Chapter 5. ) are discussed.The second part of dissertation primarily focuses on the tussles of the Telecoms worlds and business models and relationships within the ecosystem. This part consists of two chapters as given below.Chapter 6. presents an overview of how the network vale is perceived, some paradoxes that characterize the current ICT evolution and the general approaches that TelCos are undertaking in terms of Lean and/or Smart Operator.Chapter 7. analyzes how the Operators pursue their traditional business model by means of mainstream architectures and applying the traditional paradigm of the network intelligence.In the third part of dissertation, a summary of architectural considerations and a viable proposition for the role of platform provider is presented. This part includes these chapters as given below.Chapter 8. presents how the scenarios have been defined and put together. It also describes the five scenarios from the TelCo perspective.Chapter 9. analyses and consolidates the research contributions and compares them with the initial challenges presented in Section 1. 2. It provides a high level blueprint of a platform that enables new services. It is designed in such a way to encompass the contribution and the resources of the customers. In addition this chapter describes potential future works and outlines some conclusions and perspectives on the use of this work.