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Fierce Telecom: AT&T’s Donovan defends operator’s embrace of open source software

AT&T’s John Donovan said that the operator’s move toward open source software will allow it to more quickly develop new products and react to changing market conditions.

“It really doesn’t have a downside,” Donovan said of the proliferation of open source software in the telecom industry. He explained that operators can either choose to simply obtain open source solutions for free through open source groups, or they can opt to participate in open source communities by designing and building solutions.

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