Carriers Explore Underlay Exploitation

Glenn Fleishman of the always excellent WiFi Networking News has written a good column for InfoWorld discussing how it’s surprising that carriers have been embracing WiFi, rather than fighting against it. It is a bit surprising – but it’s a good thing. Only Cingular has reacted as companies normally do react when an open disruptive technology begins to touch on areas they’re spending heavily on – trying to shut that option down with misleading statements about the technology. All of the other major carriers have realized that WiFi presents an opportunity – and if anyone is going to cannibalize their wireless networks, it might as well be themselves.

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