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Tuesday, June 10, 2003


Interview with the head of Bell Labs

Interview with the head of Bell Labs

"What else is hot at Bell Labs these days?"
"What's very exciting is the triple-play services--TV, phone and data. How do you leverage services that integrate all those capabilities into one? And not only compressed video, but also high-definition TV--things like that. When it comes to entertainment, people have said quite clearly that they are willing to spend the extra buck to get high-quality video. So delivering that on fiber is probably going to be a demanding application, but one which fiber can easily do."

"Can the copper networks now used by telephone companies do that?"

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