20 December 2006

Alcatel-Lucent CTO sees telco future of “comminfotainment” [International Herald Tribune]

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Olivier Baujard
“When Olivier Baujard looks into his digital crystal ball, he sees us all being customers of ‘comminfotainment’ providers.”

“Within five years or so, the familiar land-line “telco” and even the mobile operator will disappear, in his view. Instead, broadband service providers will replace them, selling packages, bundles or channels of communications, information and entertainment.”

“As the new year draws near, it is worth stopping for a moment to look forward, and Baujaurd’s view of the future is worth taking under advisement since, as chief technology officer of Alcatel-Lucent, the telecommunications equipment giant, part of his job is to peer a few years downstream.”

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