Transformation means that old things are abandoned and new paradigms take their place. This is already happening on the traditional POTS (the ‘plain old telephone service’ which is a voice-grade network), claimed Leonard Cali, senior vice president, global public policy at AT&T, in the opening session. On average, 25% of US customers have chosen to leave the old network. With the new IP networks in place, and POTS still available as a safety net, this is the right time to experiment with policies for the new networks.
The IIC’s traditional end-of-the-year Washington Telecommunications and Media Forum was dedicated to change and transformation, and was hosted by Verizon. Report by Cristina Murroni
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