Feeds

Cardiff gets first go on BT's IP network

BT lays out schedule for 21CN deployment

SANS - Survey on application security programs

BT has announced the first deployment of hardware for its much-touted new network, known as 21CN.

Cardiff is the lucky city, and will see 10 per cent of its subscribers moved onto the Internet Protocol-based technology by March next year, with the rest of Cardiff migrated by the end of summer 2007.

Once Cardiff has tested the waters, the rest of the country can look forward to entering the 21st century from January 2008.

In a statement, BT said: "BT believes 21CN will have as significant an impact on the way people communicate as the arrival of motorways had on road travel in the late 20th century.".

The advantages of switching an entire telecommunications network onto Internet Protocol have long been argued, but have lacked a large-scale deployment to demonstrate feasibility and iron out any problems.

BT may well be providing just such an example, and the success or failure of the 21st Century Network will be closely monitored around the world.

BT has also announced it will be undertaking a nationwide campaign to inform customers what the switch will mean to them and when it will take place in their area. Most subscribers should see little change initially, with their phone number and equipment remaining the same, but the potential for additional services and lower costs should become obvious over time.

BT has set up a site where concerned customers can download a list of the equipment that will be tested for compatibility with the new network, and an email address is provided through which additional tests can be requested. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits
Company wants ability to buy more spectrum space in auction
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app
Jibber-jabbering addicts turfed out just as Zuck warned
Google looks to LTE and Wi-Fi to help it lube YouTube tubes
Bandwidth hogger needs tube embiggenment if it's to succeed
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.