Wireless Hype = Dot.com Hype?
from the ghosts-from-the-past dept
When you tell European and Asian wireless execs that you work in the wireless sector in the US, they give you a look that says “I’m so sorry”. This is because while they are doing all sorts of cool things like launching direct billing services, SMS games and sexy new devices, we’re still figuring it all out. Part of the reason we’re late to the party is that we were hit hard by the dot.com fall out and many in the US view the current wireless hype with the same eyes. And this is probably OK. On the upside, I think the US market will have certain second mover advantages that will prove beneficial to our wireless industry in the long run. For one thing, when we finaly hold our 3G auctions the spectrum is going to be a lot cheaper than what European carriers paid.