Monday, May 26, 2008

Mobile Broadband: a conceptual view

Last Friday I delivered a short presentation on the state of mobile broadband for Techlaw's annual Spring Conference. This time it was hosted by Houthoff Buruma in Amsterdam.

My top-down view went along these lines:
  1. Mobile broadband in itself is a huge opportunity, as it expands on mobile's original proposotion (voice, mobility, personalized handsets).
  2. At the same time, there are numerous threats - the same ones we know from the fixed-line world.
  3. The industry has a broad choice of remedies, including 4G.
  4. Recent signs (08Q1) are encouraging and I personally view LBS and social networking as 'killer apps' (in the consumer market).

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