Spent last week at the SuperComm show in Chicago. Besides getting reacquainted with Chicago’s majestic downtown, I got a first-hand glimpse of the current state of the Telecommunications sector. Here, telecom engineers told me their networks would be all IP-based within the next 5 years. So ‘convergence’ is now a background assumption, and all services will be IP applications.
The original architects of the Internet predicted communications services would converge onto a common network infrastructure, and make integrated applications possible.
The above seems abundantly clear to the exhibitors and attendees of SuperComm 2005. This bodes well for the near future of communications services.