Convergence Through Solution Interoperability: Case Study of Integrated Telecommunication Design and Incremental Deployment
36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
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.
B. Schooley and T. A. Horan, "Convergence Through Solution Interoperability: Case Study of Integrated Telecommunication Design and Incremental Deployment," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 150b.