Buying Telecom Futures
- by Wedge Greene
Traditional communications is a world where the service providers are responsible for building the networks, providing the new communications services, and managing the lot. Non traditional communications is the evolution of the “Stupid Network”: a world where innovation comes from computer companies (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Intel), Portal companies (Google, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon), and software companies (Oracle, SAP, IBM) and networks are distributed lily pads in a peer-interconnected pond. In the wake of the burst bubble and the dual trends of service provider consolidation and growth of the internet fringe industries, what will tomorrow’s communications world look like? How you can shift the outcome!
[Article for Pipeline Magazine, March 2007]
For the complete article, go to Pipeline, March 2007.