Date Added: Jul 2009
The ETSI Technical Committee (TC) GRID is addressing issues associated with the convergence of IT and Telecommunications, with particular reference to the lack of interoperable Grid solutions. The integration of grid technology provides new revenue streams for Telecom operators through their converged fixed, mobile and data services from their Next Generation Network (NGN) and by offering "Grid and cloud computing data" services reusing the current deployed NGN infrastructure. TC GRID identified the gaps and overlaps that need to be addressed for this interconnection. This paper analyzes two interconnection scenarios for combining grid and NGN applications in a unified architecture.