Convergence Through Solution Interoperability: Case Study of Integrated Telecommunication Design and Incremental Deployment
Big Island, HI, USA
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
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, 2003, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences 2003, pp. 150b, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2003.1174334