Caveats For A Software-Driven World

Kuehn, Richard A.
October 2006
Business Communications Review;Oct2006, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p66
Trade Publication
The article discusses alliances and consolidations within the telecommunications industry. In June of 2006, Siemens announced a carrier equipment joint venture with Nokia. Microsoft also announced its Roadmap for Unified Communications (UC) and plans on integrating products with Siemens. The article questions whether joint ventures in the industry will mean an end to Siemens' voice mail products. It also forecasts a stricter infrastructure within enterprise communications. With voice over internet protocol (VOIP), dated telephone engineering systems could be used as backup in the event of poor transmission quality.


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