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MBA Student Presents at Pacific Telecommunications Council Meeting


MBA Student Presents at Pacific Telecommunications Council Meeting

Charles DeRoller, an MBA candidate currently enrolled in the Ronald L. Bittner School of Business, presented a paper entitled, "Economics of NGN: Preventing a National Catastrophe," at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) 2011 annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii in January.

The paper focused on the potentially devastating impact of Voice over IP (VoIP) networks in developing countries, specifically presenting scenarios that could result in catastrophic and irrecoverable disruption of the national economy.

"The lessons learned during the course of study at the Bittner School were instrumental in the development of the paper," said DeRoller. "By combining technical expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) with a fresh understanding of finance and economics, I was able to demonstrate a somewhat heretical, but very real, link between VoIP network design and the often fragile economies of Pacific Island countries."

DeRoller is the director of international sales/ marketing at REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. in Victor.

The paper is published in the PTC '11 Proceedings. The PTC is an international community comprised of members from over 60 countries. PTC's charter is to promote the development and use of telecommunications and ICT in order to enhance the lives of those living in the Pacific hemisphere.

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