The Converging Public Network and the Services it Will Reap

As all forms of network traffic - including voice, data, and video - converge onto a single high-speed transport network, literally boundless possibilities emerge for converged services for the enterprise. But, exactly what are these services and what is the business benefit to the enterprise? Is there anything beyond business as usual? The session probes what is currently available and what is on the horizon.

(These are the handouts from the session presented at the ComNet conference in Washington, DC, in January, 2002.)

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Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor is President of Distributed Networking Associates and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Webtorials.Com, a premier source of on-line telecommunications seminars and market research. An independent consultant, planner, author, and teacher since 1984, Mr. Taylor is frequently quoted in the trade press and is one of the industry's most published authors on high bandwidth networking techniques. 

Larry Hettick

Larry Hettick has nearly 20 years of combined data communications and telecommunications experience. A capable and experienced speaker and writer, Larry possesses proven global expertise in product management and product marketing. Larry also writes for industry press, most notably as a co-author of Network World’s bi-weekly Convergence Newsletter and as a periodic contributor to Business Communications Review. He is currently working as an independent consultant, specializing in the convergence market.

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