A new threat to 3G

Yahoo! NewsNokia Exec Sees Little Need for Much-Touted 3G. After being touted for years as the future of wireless, 3G now faces competition from two sides: wireless LANs and MMS messaging. Too bad for the carriers that pledged tens of billions in European 3G spectrum auctions. This shows the flaws of the traditional “infrastructure” model for communications, which depends on central control and up-front network investment.