Paper title

"Can standards stop the business?"

Authors: Mr. Christian Sckerl
: Vice President Corporate Standardization, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Abstract - The traditional telecommunications business is facing new opportunities and challenges in view of an industry convergence of telecommunications, IT, consumer electronics and broadcasters / content providers. Technologies can provide many solutions yet also blur boundaries. Standards are often the enabling links for many of the services, but they might be becoming too complicated in the world of economic policy.

Deutsche Telekom is preparing its Next Generation Network and production platform. Are standards still as relevant and manageable as they used to?