A new Telecom Publication -- on IMS
In response to a discussion about TMC's new publication on IMS, which Rich Tehrani blogged about in a post titled "IMS is our future".
Rich -- thanks for the response.
I guess that my need to critique your position stems from the unqualified first sentence of your post --
"Never before in my history in the telecom space have so many agreed on something so quickly."
I felt it was important to point out that many people do NOT agree. I believe (as many others do) that IMS carries with it as many pitfalls as it does solutions.
In the end technology is neither good nor evil -- people are. And the uses people put technology to are in service of their good or evil intentions.
I understand the mercantile impulse to promote your new publication, but a healthy debate about the role of different players in the ecosystem and how IMS could be used as a technical front for cartel behavior by network operators should be at the forefront of your publication -- if you intend this to be a service to our industry at large and not just a vehicle for certain large and entrenched players.