[UKUUG-Announce] BCS OSSG event - 22nd April - OS in Telecommunications

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Wed Apr 7 12:15:44 BST 2010


Open Source in Telecommunications – London 22/04/10

The telecommunications industry has a deep and complex history, where 
proprietary technologies have featured heavily, the barrier to entry has
typically been high and the majority of research and development led
by incumbent network operators and equipment providers. 

More recently we are seeing this change with the growing popularity of IP
telephony, the availability of open source softswitch implementations
and the aggressive adoption of Linux in mobile handsets, home
router/gateways and other customer-premises equipment (CPE). 

However, whilst the opportunities are significant, many challenges to open
source adoption remain and the telecoms environment presents its own
set of unique problems.

The BCS Open Source Specialist Group has joined forces with BT
to bring an event that seeks to provide insights into the state of
the art of open source in telecommunications. The event will consist
of a series of talks followed by a panel-led, open discussion centred
upon the opportunities that exist and the challenges that the
telecommunications industry and open source community faces.

The event will be held at:

BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson
Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

(http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf))

on Thursday 22nd April, 2010, from 10.00 to 17.30.

To book a place at this event, which is free and open to all, please contact 
Mark Elkins via mark_elkins at bcs.org

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