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For Immediate Release: February 25, 2013

Contact: Marcella Wolfe
Manager, Public Relations &
Marketing Communications
Phone: (202) 434-8851


Announcing a Live ATIS Webinar:
Network Evolution – PSTN in Transition

What: ATIS presents a webinar entitled Network Evolution – PSTN in Transition

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Background: The transition of the Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN) to Internet Protocol (IP) technology presents challenges to the decision makers managing the many aspects of network evolution. Existing PSTN processes and regulations are based on time division multiplex (TDM) technology. Thus, in planning for the future, the industry must comprehensively evaluate the implications of the transition to IP.

To help in this planning, ATIS’ PSTN Transition Focus Group developed the PSTN Transition Focus Group Assessment and Recommendations. The report overviews the current state of communication networks as well as the robust capabilities that the networks of the future will deliver. In this webinar, leaders of the ATIS PSTN Transition Focus Group will discuss the Assessment and Recommendations report to offer insight and guidance to the industry as it manages the transition to IP-based services.

Speakers: Richard Ejzak, Director, Corporate Standards, Alcatel-Lucent; Carroll Gray-Preston, Senior Director. Technology and Planning, Office of CTO, GENBAND; and Mike Nawrocki, Director, Wireline Standards, Verizon

Moderator: Brian Daly, Director – Core Network & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Labs - Network Technologies

Visit ATIS' event website to learn more and register for the Network Evolution – PSTN in Transition webinar.

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