Wireless Web, Take Two

Business Week has an interesting article looking at the state of wireless data in Europe. Just about everyone admits that the first attempt was a dismal failure. It was overhyped and under-used. However, the carriers are still relying on wireless data to pay the bills going forward, so they’re chalking up their initial efforts as learning experiences and coming back with better, faster and (most importantly) cheaper offerings. There’s no guarantee that the latest set attempt will take off either, but it seems that the carriers are finally realizing that they actually need to think about what consumers might want to use, rather than just throwing poorly thought out data at them with ridiculous pricing plans.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...