"A network able to provide services, capabilities, and facilities difficult to provide using existing network technologies. A Future Network is either a new component network or an enhanced version of an existing one, or a heterogeneous collection of new component networks or of new and existing component networks that is operated as a single network. The target date for deployment would be roughly 2015-2020"
There are four objectives related to the awareness of utilisation and impact including environment, service, data, socio-economic. Each awareness area is mapped to 12 design goals Service Diversity, Functional Flexibility, Virtuallization of resource, Data Acces, Energy Consumption, Service Universalization , Economic Incentives, Network Management, Mobility, Optimization, Identification, Reliability and Security. Promising technogies are described covering network virtualisation, data/content oriented networking, etc. Y.3001 is only available to ITU members but a good presentation of the vision was presented at the recent Future Networks 7th FP7 Concertation Meeting by Alojz Hudobivnik "Future Networks standardisation at ITU-T". SESERV's input with respect to ITU's work on socio-economics is include in Y.3011 where a number of very specific comments and suggestions have been prepared. These will be formally discussed between May 9 and 11, 2011 at the next ITU meeting in Geneva. This contribution is entitled "Socio-economic Changes to Draft Recommendation Y.3001" and available for ITU members only on http://www.itu.int/md/T09-NGN.GSI-110509-C/en.