26 October, 2006
BT adds authentication to its 21st Century Project
BT is able to start rolling its 21st Century Network to the valleys of Wales in the coming months. This is an amazing £10bn investment, converting a POTS (Plain Old Telephone Systems) into an all-IP network.
Interestingly, it has added identity to the heart of 21CN. See this photo story on URU Voice Authentication system.
When asked, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, said that if he was creating the web again, he would have added better identity and authentication mechanisms. Looks like BT are bridging some of this gap.
IMHO, the UK will be one of the most exciting places to be for Internet and communications thanks to BT's 21CN project.....
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