Outsourcing: Telecom Providers Give Their Networks the Boot

Plans from Sprint, BT, China Mobile and others to farm out network management may seem counterintuitive. If the network isn't a core competency for a telecom provider, what is? But market forces are moving many providers in Asia, Europe--and now the U.S.--to relinquish control of their networks, and that could affect customers for better and for worse. Here's what it means for you.