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 Tuesday, 03 April 2007

Thanks Wiseto,

As mentioned in my earlier comments,TRAI reccomendations for Unified licence is yet to be accepted by Govt. and therefore enough incentive is not there for operators to deploy NGN in rural areas. But main operators are in planning stage for NGN deployment for NGN.  I will get some more details for that.

Regards,  Satyen

--- Wiseto Agung <> wrote:

Dear Satyen,
Many thanks for your comments.  As NGN promises new services possibilities as well  as the cost reduction  (both capex & opex), I have the same opinion with  you that this  technology might support the affordability  aspect. 
Perhaps you could inform us the real case in India  of the NGN  implementation ?
Kind regards,  Wiseto

Tuesday, 03 April 2007 00:18:32 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
 Monday, 02 April 2007

Dear Wiseto,

Thanks a lot for initiating the discussion on NGN in Rural area. There appears to be no killer application for NGN in rural areas but one very compelling application appears to be Triple-Play ie. all voice,internet and video through same infrastructure bundled with the single bill for all this services. This will take care of the affordability angle in the rural area as other wise people there can not afford the cost of individual service through separatre networks(infrastructre).Also rural area being a green field  environment in most of the developing countries,deployment of NGN there makes an ideal choice.

The main requirement for motivating the operators to deploy NGN in rural areas will be an Unified licence which should be technology neutral and service agnostic, enabling the operator to deploy any technology and provide all type of services by obtaining the single unified licence. In india the regulator(TRAI) has already reccomended a similar licencing regime to the Govt.

Regards,  Satyen

Monday, 02 April 2007 07:04:01 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
 Monday, 26 March 2007

Thank you Mr. Kawasumi for posting this question to the e-discussion on "NGN for rural areas".            (re: starting input)

First of all, I would like to make a short summary on the case study titled "NGN Solution for Serving the Rural Areas in Sumatera-Indonesia" that has been submitted as an input for the Q10-2/2.

There are 3 (three) rural areas, in separate province, which are served by this NGN system, which are: villages in North Sumatera, Aceh and Mentawai Islands, West Sumatera.

The technology that is applied in this project is softswitch-based NGN and the network developed in this project consists of: softswitch, trunk gateways, access ateways, IP radio-link transmission, fibre-optics, VSAT and including out-side plant of copper-wire installation

The system has been operated since 2004 and the services provided by the system are voice, fax and access to the internet.

As the telecom facilities developed in this project are provided to the people that previously have no such telecom facilities, the above services are very useful for the local people.

The case study also shows that the NGN system can be flexibly adopted to the rural areas and interconnected to the existing network. 

Beside example of services as described above, what new services would be envisaged over the NGN infrastructure in rural areas?

I am looking forward to hearing the various viewpoints from you.

Wiseto Agung

Monday, 26 March 2007 02:11:44 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
 Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Dear e-discussion group members,

I am very pleased to know that reecently there were active debates on the capability of WiMax technology by Ms. Rebecca Mayer's input. You may visit  the following ITU-D website for the Rapporteur's Group Q10-2/2 documents for the forthcoming meeting 26-27 March, in Bandung, Indonesia . <> You will find the Document RGQ10-2/2/028-E (Intel) on the WiMax techonology.

In addition to the subject of Broadband, second subject I would like to raise is on the topic of NGN for rural areas. This topic is added to the e-discussion at the last RGQ10 meeting during the last SG2 meeting proposed by Indonesian representaive. What new services would be envisaged over the NGN infrastructure in rural areas? Facilitater of this topic Mr. AGUNG Wiseto may give us his inputs to lead the debate.

Yasuhiko KAWASUMI  Rapporteur for Q10-2/2

Tuesday, 20 March 2007 05:23:01 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
 Monday, 08 January 2007

Dear ITU-D SG2 Rapportuer?s Group Q10-2/2 members,

A Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2007 to all of you.

By the kind invitation of Indonesian Administration, RGQ10-2/2 will hold the meeting in Badung 26-27 March 2007 together with the workshop on ?disaster communications? 28 March, and RGQ22-2/2 on ?disaster communications? 29-30 March.

Taking this opportunity , I would like to invite you to actively participate in the e-discussion which was approved by the last ITU-D SG2 meeting in autumn 2006. Also I would encourage you to contribute case studies to the forthcoming meeting using the format in the following ITU-D website as approved by the said SG2 meeting. Your input could make the forthcoming meeting productive and beneficial. Indonesian Administration is now collaborating with BDT for facilitating as many delegates as possible to participate in the meeting including provision of fellowship for the LDC participants.

The following is the new arrangements to facilitate the e-discussion members to participates in the e-discussion on 10 different topics authorized by the SG2 meeting(Ref. SG2 and RGQ10 report ). Mr. Yukio Miyoshi(contracted consultant with the BDT e-strategy unit) and myself in collaboration with IT department of BDT and under the support of Mr. Alexander Ntoko are promoting e-discussion according to the work plan of the Q10-2/2 for the period of 2006-2010.

Q10 Group has the web log page at since last year. Some of the participants to E-discussion might find using the web log not appropriate for their working environment. Access speed to the internet is insufficient, or may not check the web log pages frequently.

We established a E-mail distribution address,, for automatic distributions of your inputs to all participants. These inputs could be a simple opinion, an input to be posted on the Weblog, or any other e-mail, so long as those documents are supposed to be read by the E-discussion participants. Please do not send e-mails which are personal or intended to be received by the part of the E-discussion group, because the redistribution of your e-mail through is automatic.

E-mails thus sent to the above address will be distributed to the current participants of about 70 people, including your e-mail address. The contents will be later posted on the Q10 web log page by administrator (Mr. Miyoshi). If these automatic mails should be sent to your different E-mail address or if you prefer not to receive it, please let me know at

This new feature will supplement the Weblog functions for easy confirmation of what discussion is going on. Also we expect this facilitates exchange of opinions by using normal e-mail correspondence method among all the registered participants.


Yasuhiko KAWSUMI

Rapporteur for Q10-2/2 on ?Telecommunications for Rural and Remote Areas?

(Yukio Miyoshi, Contracted administrator,

Monday, 08 January 2007 10:21:29 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  |