27 Dec '12, 5pm

The End of the Public Phone Network

Sure. It’s interesting, actually, you should say “modern telco.” It’s almost an oxymoron. Telcos—the service they deliver hasn’t changed in about 80 years. So you and I are communicating via a telephone here, and we could have done that in the ’50s, and—in the most part—in the ’40s, and the only difference would be maybe a little bit different noise levels. A modern telco, however, you know, over the years, the phone companies certainly change what’s under the hood, and so they do go through multiple technology evolutions. The most recent one was to bring IP protocol into their networks. So most telephone companies these days move voice traffic and other types of traffic around their networks using Internet protocol. And so they sort of mix, in some cases, networks and parts of their network that would support data versus voice.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/podcast/telecom/internet/the-end...

Tweets

The End of the Public Phone Network

spectrum.ieee.org 19 Dec '12, 4pm

Sure. It’s interesting, actually, you should say “modern telco.” It’s almost an oxymoron. Telcos—the service they deliver ...

Dominios a 0.75 en Network Solutions

networksolutions.com 26 Dec '12, 11pm

domain offer applies to nsWebAddress™ product for new purchases of domain extensions .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info onl...

Rebecca Tarbotton, head of Rainforest Action Ne...

grist.org 28 Dec '12, 8pm

The green movement has too few visionary leaders and too few women leaders and too few leaders under the age of 40. Tragic...

A terrible, almost unbelievable loss. "Rebecca ...

grist.org 28 Dec '12, 10pm

The green movement has too few visionary leaders and too few women leaders and too few leaders under the age of 40. Tragic...

#SoftwareArchitectur API-based Phone Dialer App...

freelancer.com 28 Dec '12, 6pm

We are hiring a developer to create only the beginning of a Rails application named PhoneFriend. When this first milestone...

The Basics of Electric Vehicle Public Charging

The Basics of Electric Vehicle Public Charging

plugincars.com 20 Dec '12, 7pm

Most electric vehicle owners charge their cars at home overnight. But charging on the road allows you to drive more than t...

This Week in Cybercrime: Careful—The Phone on Y...

spectrum.ieee.org 23 Dec '12, 2pm

It was widely reported this week that Ang Cui, a Columbia University PhD candidate, hacked Cisco’s near-ubiquitous VoIP of...

Green Energy Tech at Year's End: 2012 was not a good year, and 2013 is not likely to be better

Green Energy Tech at Year's End: 2012 was not a...

spectrum.ieee.org 28 Dec '12, 10pm

Whether seen in a global or a U.S. perspective, and whether it is defined narrowly or broadly, "cleantech" or "greentech" ...

[AF] Deployed Airman receives Christmas phone call from President Obama: "Hello, President Obama? ... I'm great,...

[AF] Deployed Airman receives Christmas phone c...

af.mil 26 Dec '12, 12pm

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- "Hello, President Obama? ... I'm great, how are you?" So began the most memorable...

The Phone on Your Desk Could Be a Remote Listen...

spectrum.ieee.org 21 Dec '12, 8pm

It was widely reported this week that Ang Cui, a Columbia University PhD candidate, hacked Cisco’s near-ubiquitous VoIP of...

Monitoring Air Quality From Your Smart Phone

Monitoring Air Quality From Your Smart Phone

cleantechnica.com 24 Dec '12, 3pm

Those suffering from respiratory problems derived from pollution in the air may soon have the chance to view real-time dat...

The most important public face of specialty cof...

theshot.coffeeratings.com 27 Dec '12, 4am

And yet specialty coffee is also desperate for public approval, acceptance and validation, with many in the industry appla...

Is This the Start of an Internet Cold War?: Divisive ITU meeting sets West against East

Is This the Start of an Internet Cold War?: Div...

spectrum.ieee.org 26 Dec '12, 6pm

26 December 2012—The International Telecommunication Union’s global treaty conference on telecommunications in Dubai earli...

The Phone on Your Desk Could Be a Remote Listen...

spectrum.ieee.org 22 Dec '12, 12pm

It was widely reported this week that Ang Cui, a Columbia University PhD candidate, hacked Cisco’s near-ubiquitous VoIP of...

Have you stolen my phone

Have you stolen my phone

cabbieblog.com 20 Dec '12, 9am

“My mobile will not work once I’ve reported it as lost.” His inference as to my honesty couldn’t have been made clearer. I...