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Bill St. Arnaud is a consultant and research engineer who works with clients around the world on a variety of subjects such as next generation Internet networks and developing practical solutions to reduce CO2 emissions such as free broadband and dynamic charging of eVehicles. He is an author of many papers and articles on these topics and is a frequent guest speaker. For more details on my research interests see

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.