Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced an open house discussion to discuss Migration to IP based Networks on December 02, 2014. The discussion will be organised in India International Centre, New Delhi.
TRAI had issued a consultation paper on the same on June 30, 2014. The views opinioned by the authorities state that the traditional telecommunication systems are migrating towards more powerful and viable internet protocol based telecommunication systems and that the Migration to IP based network will result in co existence of legacy network along with IP based network.
TRAI also stated that the new IP based network as well as its co-existence with legacy network will give rise to several operational and provide interconnection and quality of service issues which needs to be addressed for the successful migration to IP based networks.
The major issues that TRAI is looking at discussing in the open house discussion are IP inter-connection issues, co-existence of legacy network with IP-based networks, requirement of regulatory intervention in IP-based interconnection, interconnection requirement for application and content service providers, quality of service issues, and various other operational issues, such as sharing of network elements and emergency numbering.