Things Change...Eventually

Krapf, Eric
September 2005
Business Communications Review;Sep2005, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p6
Trade Publication
This article comments on the key issues affecting business communication in the United States. The past several years, according to the author, have offered fruitful opportunities for debunking. From wildly overstated estimates of Internet traffic growth to ridiculous assertions about the imminent "death" of legacy technologies. Internet traffic grew phenomenally, and continues to do so, circuit switching is disappearing, and technologies like frame relay and ATM are on the downward slope, however gently-pitched that slope may turn out to be. Author Steve Raab discusses the way that soft-switches fit, or will be made to fit, into the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) vision.


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