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July 20, 2009  1:29 PM

BT CTO’s departure spotlights IT-centric carrier changes



Posted by: Tom Nolle
BT, next-generation network

There may never be a clearer indicator of the change in the carrier market than the departure of BT’s Matt Bross, and the fact that there will no longer be a CTO at BT. The role is being absorbed into the CIO role as the activity merges into a new IT-centric division. The CIO, Al-Noor Ramji,...

May 4, 2009  1:24 PM

BT sends signal on future voice services



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, BT, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FMC, LTE, P2P, Skype, voice services, VoIP

A securities analyst has reported that BT may be slow-rolling 21CN and may in particular be rethinking its notion of migrating from TDM/PSTN voice to VoIP, at least in the near term. The information came out as it...


February 10, 2009  3:30 PM

NGN services architecture — stalled out



Posted by: Tom Nolle
BT, Next Generation Networks, next-generation services architecture, standards

Danish carrier TDC is the latest to get into the API program to attempt to secure developer support to expand service features and flexibility, but the offering is still very limited.

The problem with “third-party access” has been as much what is available for access as how to access...


June 3, 2008  12:57 PM

PBT setback follows Verizon and BT announcements



Posted by: Tom Nolle
BT, Carrier Ethernet, PBT, Verizon

Verizon and BT have both announced their commitment to use MPLS as the service architecture for enterprise services and converged services, abandoning their consideration of PBT for the role. We had reported earlier that BT was being lobbied heavily by Cisco and Juniper to make this move, so the...


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