On the agenda: The FCC’s invitation for IP experimentation – how it will work, who stands to gain or lose, what it all means
No doubt about it: the transition from 20th telephone technology to 21st Century digital-based IP telephony is a game-changing development likely to affect service providers, equipment vendors, device manufacturers and, of course, the consuming public. As reported here by FHH telecom guru Paul Feldman, the FCC has invited telephone service providers to undertake experiments to identify and test the effects of the IP transition across the board.
If you’re looking for insight into the myriad questions arising from the FCC’s invitation to experimentation, Paul will be participating in a webinar on the IP transition order on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Paul and fellow panelists Sam Harlan, VP-Engineering at CHR Solutions, and Ken Pyle, Managing Editor of Viodi View, will address a wide range of transition-related issues, including:
- What are some of the larger short-term and long-term implications of the order?
- What companies may propose experiments? Are non-traditional carriers likely to try any pilot projects?
- How will test results be fed back into something that is more permanent?
- What are the potential dangers and opportunities for small carriers and vendors?
- Who might be the winners and losers?