next generation access (NGA) networks definition

next generation access (NGA) networks means advanced networks which have at least the following characteristics: (a) deliver services reliably at a very high speed per subscriber through optical (or equivalent technology) backhaul sufficiently close to user premises to guarantee the actual delivery of the very high speed; (b) support a variety of advanced digital services including converged all-IP services, and (c) have substantially higher upload speeds (compared to basic broadband networks). At the current stage of market and technological development, NGA networks are: (a) fibre-based access networks (FTTx), (b) advanced upgraded cable networks and (c) certain advanced wireless access networks capable of delivering reliable high- speeds per subscriber.
next generation access (NGA) networks. (NGAs) means wired access networks which consist wholly or in part of optical elements and which are capable of delivering broadband access services with enhanced characteristics (such as higher throughput) as compared to those provided over already existing copper networks. In most cases NGAs are the result of an upgrade of an already existing copper or co-axial access network.’
next generation access (NGA) networks means advanced networks which have at least the following characteristics:

Examples of next generation access (NGA) networks in a sentence

Outlook for next-generation wireline access networks In developed countries, a number of factors have led incumbent PSTN operators to deploy next- generation access (NGA) networks based on fiber-to-the-x2 (FTTx) architecture, namely: the increasing competition from cable access providers based on advances in DOCSIS; the requirement to fight against the average revenue per user (ARPU) erosion of voice-only services; and the demand for ever-increasing bandwidth.

Public intervention in some Member States is now gradually shifting towards support for very high speed broadband networks, the so-called "next generation access" (NGA) networks.

Broadband infrastructure For this exemption from notification, the eligible broadband costs are the following investment costs:− deployment of a passive broadband infrastructure;67 − broadband-related civil engineering works; − deployment of basic broadband networks; and − deployment of next generation access (NGA) networks.

The European Commission has considered copper to fibre migration in its recommendations on costing methodologies for copper and next generation access (NGA) networks.

Investment costs for the deployment of basic broadband or next generation access (NGA) networks can include costs relating to passive and active elements of a broadband network.