Date Added: Oct 2009
Few changes are occurred in the past couple of years in wireless industry: Handsets have become mobile computers running user-contributed applications on (potentially) open operating systems. It seems world is on an unstoppable path towards a more open ecosystem; one that has been previously closed and proprietary. The biggest winners are the users, who will have more choice among competing, innovative ideas. The same cannot be said for the wireless network infrastructure, which remains closed and (mostly) proprietary, and where innovation is bogged down by a glacial standards process. Yet as users are constantly surrounded by abundant wireless capacity and multiple wireless networks (WiFi and cellular), with most of the capacity off-limits to us.