A year 2003 conceptual model for the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure.

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To model the telecommunications infrastructure and its role and robustness to shocks, we must characterize the business and engineering of telecommunications systems in the year 2003 and beyond. By analogy to environmental systems modeling, we seek to develop a 'conceptual model' for telecommunications. Here, the conceptual model is a list of high-level assumptions consistent with the economic and engineering architectures of telecommunications suppliers and customers, both today and in the near future. We describe the present engineering architectures of the most popular service offerings, and describe the supplier markets in some detail. We also develop a characterization of the customer ... continued below

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Cox, Roger Gary & Reinert, Rhonda K. December 1, 2003.

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To model the telecommunications infrastructure and its role and robustness to shocks, we must characterize the business and engineering of telecommunications systems in the year 2003 and beyond. By analogy to environmental systems modeling, we seek to develop a 'conceptual model' for telecommunications. Here, the conceptual model is a list of high-level assumptions consistent with the economic and engineering architectures of telecommunications suppliers and customers, both today and in the near future. We describe the present engineering architectures of the most popular service offerings, and describe the supplier markets in some detail. We also develop a characterization of the customer base for telecommunications services and project its likely response to disruptions in service, base-lining such conjectures against observed behaviors during 9/11.

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  • Report No.: SAND2003-4473
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/918227 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918227
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc881297

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Cox, Roger Gary & Reinert, Rhonda K. A year 2003 conceptual model for the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure., report, December 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881297/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.