Veteran reporter Ephraim Schwartz covers his dinner with AT&T’s Hossan Eslambolchi. Fascinating stuff. According to Eslambolchi, AT&T is a data company, not a voice company, and their future is "Services over IP", or SoIP. I think they’ll need to involve the marketing department before they go public with that name.
What does that mean? As an example, according to Eslambolchi, AT&T can already predict the emergence of new viruses using stochastic analysis. Merely by analyzing the 1700 TB of data they carry on a daily basis, they can see new viruses in the wild before they spread.
Eslambolchi also drops hints about AT&T’s WiMAX plans.
As I’ve said before, AT&T is reconstructing it’s pre-breakup, coast to coast network.