The Public Switched Telephone Network will soon be a thing of the past, according to industry executives, who say that in an era of IP communications, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the components needed to maintain legacy infrastructure. Analysts say that with telecom firms moving to accelerate the transition to all-IP networks, the onus is on the regulatory community to reform arcane rules that will become irrelevant with the end of PSTN.

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