"The future for telcos has shifted from voice communications to data communications, including wireless services and the Net," says an Industry Standard story picked up by IDG. The story also says, "Now it's hardly news that telecom companies see the Net as a
big opportunity. But it's hard to overstate the significance of
the shift from voice communications to data communications
as the primary driver of the business. It was only in 1998 that
data communications surpassed voice communications as the
largest consumer of telecommunications capacity...."
November 6, 2000