AT&T: Bandwidth demand for real this time

Has the telecom industry gone from bandwidth glut to bandwidth gluttony in less than a decade? That's what many carriers believe, as they are boosting transport bandwidth, migrating to IP, upping broadband access rates (both upstream and downstream) and aggressively sizing up the next new broadband technology, whatever it may be. Count AT&T among the optimists, as CEO Randall Stephenson, in a speech in Silicon Valley, said current bandwidth resources won't be enough to handle explosive application growth to come. What do you believe?

Stephenson talked about AT&T's model for handling the growth to come, and also gave his two cents on Verizon's open access announcement earlier this week.

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