Being involved in the technical research domain I often find myself questioning emerging services from a consumer perspective rather than what my background may suggest. Yes, those who know me will agree I am opposed to many of the services that have been rolled out or thought of. My opposition is usually from an ethical or sociological standpoint and doesn’t always gel with my interests in developing the technologies to enable such services.
However, my big question (and has been for a while) is, what about 3G? Are we setting ourselves up for a next generation flop or a next generation boom? I had the good fortune of attending a great conference last year in Dallas, TX on the subject matter of IP operations and management. At this conference were a number of guest speakers from NEC, Alcatel and Nokia. I remember the issue being raised by the Nokia speaker about the drop-off in the telecommunications market and the reasons that were given. I however, had some different views on the subject and discussed them with him further.
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