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InfoWorld: Bell Labs Grapples with VOIP, Open Source

Jan 05, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)

"Voice over IP (VOIP) and open source technology hold great promise for cost savings, but also threaten traditional ways of doing business. Rather than shy away from the challenges that these disruptive technologies represent, Bell Laboratories, the renowned R&D (research and development) arm of Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, New Jersey, is attempting to bring them into the mainstream.

"The R&D unit is working on methodologies and processes required to use open source components without compromising on carrier grade capability, so that it can dramatically reduce the cost of developing new telecommunications platforms..."

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