Telecommunications and network convergence: theory and practice

S. Chatterjee, A. Dutta
2003 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the  
Introduction of digital technologies, telecommunications deregulation and significant advances in broadband networking are fueling convergence of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), PC-based enterprise data networks and the Internet. Only a few years ago, computing, telecommunications, broadcasting and media were completely separate industries each following distinct business logic and building on technologies that had little overlap. Today the Internet Protocol (IP) is clearly
more » ... ) is clearly becoming a common global packet-platform over which several new and exciting applications and services can be offered. The rapid emergence of "converged networks" is already having far reaching impact on business processes. As the Internet continues to evolve into a critical global infrastructure, there is a clear need to understand the technical, economic and regulatory issues posed by convergence, before it can be used effectively for competitive advantage.
doi:10.1109/hicss.2003.1174332 fatcat:x4glm6wtxvgxrgt7d3x47hcdde