Telefónica, told a plenary session here at C5 that the Spanish carrier regards IMS as the most suitable way to attain some of its goals: network convergence, PSTN replacement, and cost cutting in terms of both capex and opex.Next year Telefónica will begin its PSTN replacement program, switching over to softswitch-based voice management.
France Telecom, also stressed the internal cultural challenge that a shift to an IMS world brings to a major carrier.
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"Italy hasn't got a cable network, so the fact that Fastweb can offer a triple play of phone, video, and broadband on its fiber-optic network gives it a unique market position," says Ian Cox, principal analyst at researcher TelecomView in England. Cox argues that European telcos must look beyond their borders for growth.