Chapter 10. A Meeting of Minds

  1. Mark Norris

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841842.ch10

Communications Technology Explained

Communications Technology Explained

How to Cite

Norris, M. (2001) A Meeting of Minds, in Communications Technology Explained, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841842.ch10

Author Information

  1. Norwest Communications, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

Book Series:

  1. Wiley–BT Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471986256

Online ISBN: 9780470841846



  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service;
  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing;
  • ISDN;
  • ATM;
  • Computer Telephony Integration;
  • Disk Operating System;
  • Quality of Service


In this chapter we consider the ‘disappearance of telecoms’. We imagine a world where all communication takes place over a souped-up Internet. And, despite there being some unresolved issues, it does not look too far-fetched an idea.