Old wireless thinking

This Washington Post story
about new wireless services is a great example of old telecom
thinking.  Everything depends on the carriers, and when they
upgrade their networks.  WiFi hotspots and other forms of
unlicensed connectivity remove that bottleneck — along with the
additional charges the carriers want to load on for the whizbang new
services.  That’s why incorporating WiFi (and ultimately software
radios) into mobile handsets is such a significant development.