Is Wireless Disruptive? (was: RE: [LINK] Question: volume
Thu Nov 21 23:47:16 EST 2002
At 7:49 AM +1000 22/11/02, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
>I have to eschew my hyperbolic habits!
Tangental discussions are good, don't stop now :-)
Anyway, wireless in the unlicensed bands is disruptive in the
retail/SOHO markets for two reasons:
1) The ease and low cost that consumers can deploy this technology, and
2) the vast difference between the end-user speed of
mobile-data/modem/DSL and WLAN
I saw some news yesterday saying Agere have experimental 5Ghz point
to point links running at 160Mbps. To a telco selling wired p2p
bandwidth (with added bit-tax) the evolution of wireless must be
Perhaps the T$ share price is inversely proportional to the bandwidth
consumers are pulling out of the air for free.
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