The Foundational Elements of the IP Transition: The Technology Behind the Transition

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Wednesday, July 16
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The telecommunications industry is unquestionably entering a time of sweeping change. With the Technology Transition Trials we begin the evolution from the time-division multiplexed Public Switched Telephone Network ("PSTN") toward an all Internet Protocol ("IP") infrastructure. The significant economic and consumer benefits of this transition have long been recognized, making the question of a transition not "if" but "how quickly?"

ITIF gathers a panel of experts to discuss where the rubber hits the road on the IP Transition. The panel will examine the foundational elements of a successful transition that protects consumers, enterprises, and fair and open competition. Panel participants will discuss how to address interconnection, security, and innovation through the evolution of key services such as the national numbering and routing database that support the industry today.


Doug Brake
Telecommunications Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Harold Feld
Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

Henning Schulzrinne
Chief Technology Officer, Federal Communications Commission