BT announced a unified communications addition to its 21st Century Network software developer's kit aimed at encouraging Web services developer to integrate BT voice and communications management capabilities. BT has been pressing forth through management departures and other struggles to realize the vision of its 21CN to become a Web services engine that changes the politics and timelines usually involved in network service creation. The new capabilities are similar to what Google is offering through its Grand Central unit, though as Telephony points out, Google has not heavily promoted that endeavor. The BT SDK was first made available last summer.
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- At least one analyst predicted BT would tighten 21CN spending this year