For the telecom industry, 2009 was a year of massive changes, despite a serious global recession followed by a forecast of continuing economic gloom. The telecom industry found itself in the peculiar position of having no time to hunker down in the middle of building its next-generation network, because the traffic growth-curve didn't stop for the downturn.
Still, we wondered whether we were drinking our own Kool-Aid when reminiscing about the wild ride that was the telecom industry 2009-style. So we analyzed which topics SearchTelecom.com enthusiasts were most fixated on over the last 12 months -- was it back to telecom business and technology basics or did some new game-changers emerge? Have a look at what we found.