Future Networks

Cochrane, P. (1994) Future Networks. BT Technology Journal, 12 (2). pp. 9-13. ISSN 1358-3948. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Much of our thinking and expectation in telecommunications is conditioned by a history of radio and copper cables of constrained bandwidths and high distance-related costs - with centralised switching systems and services, soft ware of massive complexity to realise simple functions, and interfaces for the convenience of technology. There is already a new regime of very low cost transmission and computing - distance, bits. MIPS and storage are now almost free - relative to most physical commodities. Future prospects include the migration of intelligence to the periphery of networks, total customer control of services, distributed switching, increased mobility, bandwidth on demand, and radical changes in services and hold times. In the next decade, most of the established wisdoms, practices and operating regimes might also be expected to be overturned and replaced by new modes and concepts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Centre for Music Technology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 16:31
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 15:47
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20457 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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