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36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'03) - Track 5
Big Island, Hawaii
January 06-January 09
ISBN: 0-7695-1874-5
Thomas A. Horan, Claremont Graduate University
Benjamin Schooley, Claremont Graduate University
Researchers have cogently presented the technical case for converged telecommunications systems. However, it is not clear how market-based telecommunications providers are embracing this technical argument as they design new telecommunication systems. This paper uses a case study approach to examine market and policy influences on achieving converged networks in a mixed commercial and residential environment. Specifically, the article presents the overall telecommunications design and then analyzes several implementations (and alternatives) proposed for a major urban redevelopment project in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Based on this review, the paper analyzes the role of interoperability as a mediating condition between a converged design and incremental solutions to this design. Finally, the paper addresses public policy implications for encouraging adoption of fiber-IP based networks in metropolitan areas. These implications are compared to recent findings from a national research council study on broadband deployment.
Thomas A. Horan, Benjamin Schooley, "Convergence Through Solution Interoperability: Case Study of Integrated Telecommunication Design and Incremental Deployment," hicss, vol. 5, pp.150b, 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'03) - Track 5, 2003
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