The Foundational Elements of the IP Transition: The Technology Behind the Transition

July 16, 2014
ITIF hosted a discussion of how telecom's foundational elements will change with the IP Transition.

The telecommunications industry is unquestionably entering a time of sweeping change. With the Technology Transition Trials we begin the evolution from the time-division multiplexed Public Switched Telephone Network (“PSTN”) toward an all Internet Protocol (“IP”) infrastructure. The significant economic and consumer benefits of this transition have long been recognized, making the question of a transition not “if” but “how quickly?”

The transition to an all IP infrastructure may well fuel a wealth of new services and capabilities and, given the un-constrained world of IP, could also fuel new business models all at a pace that will challenge innovators, services