Issue No. 05 - September/October (2004 vol. 8)
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The debut of ENUM--the mapping of globally recognized telephone numbers to the Domain Name System--is beginning in earnest, though the technology is still not quite ready for widespread deployment. Promoted as a way to enable end-to-end Voice-over-IP (VoIP) connectivity and various other IP-enabled applications, ENUM was long expected to be controlled by end users. However, recent industry activity and standards-body discussions have turned the notion of end-user ENUM on its head, instead favoring carrier ENUM or infrastructure ENUM.
G. Goth, "News & Trends," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 7-9, 2004.