Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Challenge of Disrupting the Wireless Business | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

First paragraph from a timely wide-area wireless reality check

"This week saw yet another rumor that Apple was working on some sort of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), though it was eventually shot down by Apple itself. We’ve also recently seen the launch of Google Fi, Google’s own MVNO, and both Google and Facebook are moving forward with efforts to provide wireless connectivity in emerging markets using balloons and drones respectively. One of the questions I’m asked most frequently about all this is how disruptive will it be to the traditional wireless carriers? The reality is the wireless industry is unusually immune to disruption from outside forces and that none of the companies that are presently creating new models to tackle the wireless services market are likely to have nearly as much impact as the companies already in the market in shaping its short-to-medium term future."
The Challenge of Disrupting the Wireless Business | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
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