Friday, February 19, 2016

Why Carriers Want to Delete WhatsApp - Bloomberg Business

Evolutionary externalities

"In the long run, say some industry analysts, WhatsApp and other alternatives shouldn’t be seen as a threat to the voice service of phone companies. The typically superior sound quality of the voice calls in the apps uses lots of data. “If carriers price their data offerings correctly, it could drive up revenues,” says John Delaney, an analyst at researcher IDC. And when people graduate to video apps like Skype, data consumption grows exponentially. Says Delaney, “What carriers resent is investing heavily and having others piggyback on their investments.”"
Why Carriers Want to Delete WhatsApp - Bloomberg Business
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