Articles By Ron Scott

Canada should follow FCC’s lead in power line regulation

Nightmare or nirvana? Those are the opposing views of the extremists in the ongoing debate over the future of broadband over power line (BPL). The doomsayers are predicting no end of problems, including

Published on: December 8th, 2004 Ron Scott

The vision of interoperability remains as elusive as ever

The promise of Internet Protocol (IP) to eliminate proprietary telephony systems was a sham. Vendors have simply replaced their underlying technology without giving up proprietary solutions — to the disadvantage of their customers.

Published on: September 14th, 2004 Ron Scott

New standards will help drive demand for enterprise WLANs

Over the next year or so, second generation wireless local-area networking (WLAN) technology will mature and become mainstream. During this period, IT and telecom managers will face a new range of planning considerations.

Published on: July 15th, 2004 Ron Scott

Factors to consider when shopping for IP telephony

In the ongoing debate between supporters of pure-Internet Protocol (PIP) telephony systems and supporters of hybrid-IP/TDM (HIP) systems, each group claims superior reliability or availability. Both are correct, but each of them tells

Published on: April 19th, 2004 Ron Scott