Wi-Fi, Offshoring, Outsourcing, Cell Phone, Spectrum


Think of this as the most buzzword compliant post ever. Nevertheless, these are some great reads from my RSS feed, and I think you must, and your should read these posts. Fantastic stuff.

* Why-Fi: Just an extension like the cordless phone

bq. Many other people, are failing to mention is that WiFi alone is just an EXTENSION. Just like the cordless(not cellular) telephone allows us to talk on the phone wirelessly, WiFi allows us to access local networks wirelessly in the same way. And just like cordless phones require a landline connection from the PSTN to its base station, so too does any WiFi client require that its base station have a connection to the internet.

* Your phone is obsolete

bq. Engadget reports, “Attention AT&T Wireless customers: your phone is about to become obsolete. If you own one of the cellphones listed below and live in the New York metropolitan area, Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas, or Seattle, there’s a good chance that AT&T doesn’t want you to use it much longer.”

* Coursey’s Spectrum Skepticism

bq. David Coursey at ZDNet AnchorDesk picks up on our IEEE Spectrum article about the coming spectrum explosion. The IEEE Spectrum article isn’t a lyrical vision of infinite bandwidth; it’s a point-by-point account of where the new capacity will come from, and why we’re
confident it’s coming.

* More Spectrum Scarcity

bq. The End of Spectrum Scarcity is the title of an article Kevin Werbach co-wrote with Greg Staple, a Washington telecom lawyer, in the new issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine. He thinks “technologies could, with the right regulatory decisions, massively increase the usable capacity for wireless communication. "It’s hard to overstate how big a deal this could be.

* Globalism and Globalization, a primer

bq. With all of the talk about outsourcing, offshoring, globalization and globalism, it’s probably worthwhile to understand the terms before entering a debate.

* How cellphones changed our lives

bq. Phil Kloer investigated in the Atlanta Journal how cellphones have changed the way we live and questions if that’s always a good thing. If Jean-Paul Sartre were writing about life in 2004, he wouldn’t say, “Hell is other people”; he’d say, “Hell is other people’s cellphones” We’re seeing a generational shift in mind-set. Younger people are used to always being in touch with each other, and to being reached themselves.



Likewise, thanks for the trackback. I’m delighted to see my words spread through the blogosphere (my blog is ~2 months old so i’m new at this, but damn its great). Great telecomm/wireless coverage!


Thanks for the trackback. This telecom consolidation/revolution is getting back to full swing after the (Gilder-induced) hype of the bubble. There are clearly benefits to moving voice communication off the heavily regulated legacy networks and onto the new IP networks as “just another application.” Last mile, wi-fi, wimax, carrier and other decisions are still up for grabs. Watching it unfold is getting interesting again!

Good stuff here!

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