Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Vendors argue WiMax, WiFi, HSDPA

Established telcos and WiFi up-starts (sorry, start-ups) clashed over the future of wireless broadband at The Wireless Event in London.

All they could really agree on was that the "real money" will be in value-added services, which, unless they are proposing a walled-garden connection model, will not be provided by them. Perhaps the panel session should have been titled "Are we in the right business?" ;-)

Ironically the conference wireless network was experiencing "technical difficulties" during the panel session. It is not reported whether there was any teasing from the telco representatives.

Orignally reported on Computer Business Review.

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