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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See . View my complete profile

Monday, September 10, 2007

Telco 2.0 - Web 2.0 and mashups for telcos

[Microsoft has established an interesting web site of over 145 mashups and Web 2.0 tools for network management and provisioning for telcos. Also the Telephony Online Podcast is very interesting of some good examples of how mashups can be used in telco network environment. However I remain very skeptical how one big elephant in Redmond WA can teach a bunch of other aging elephants to be nimble and agile like a gazelle. Thanks to Frank Coluccio for this pointer -- BSA]

Microsoft Web site for mashups for telcos

A Telephony Podcast: Microsoft and Telco 2.0

Executive Editor Rich Karpinski talks with Andy Chu, group manager for planning and strategy in Microsoft’s Communications Sector division, about Telco 2.0, networked mashups and how carriers can combine new Web 2.0 technologies with advanced network functionality to create altogether new services.