Internationally, telecoms firms set to change their business

Up to half of the world’s largest telecommunications firms will offer new services that are barely related to telecoms by 2012, and many will derive at least 15 per cent of their revenue from IT and content services, according to research.Analyst Gartner suggests that increasing numbers of fixed and mobile service providers will also branch out into content, video, advertising and application services.To read this Computing UK story in full, see www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2223750/telcos-set-change-spots.Also see:Governments want more influence over telcos
Policymakers are being urged by a new book to forge ‘a more influential role’ in the development of telecommunications and broadband networks in their cities.Launched to promote the upcoming Metropolis Congress in Sydney, the book examines the impact of networks on the connectivity of cities to each other and the globe.To read this iTnews article in full, see itnews.com.au/News/NewsStory.aspx?story=82458.

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