October 23, 2014 Leave a comment
- The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Wi-Fi Global Congress, earlier this month, provided a view into new carrier WiFi business models and opportunities.
- Too much of the focus, however, remains on WiFi as little more than an access technology.
Take a moment to think about horror movie sequels. Their charm (for those who find them charming) generally lies in the fact that they’re new movies, but at the same time very familiar. You knew Jason Vorhees would return for Friday the 13th Part 2. You knew he’d still be wearing his hockey mask. You knew the kids he was tormenting would continue to do stupid things that ultimately got many of them killed. And yet, you also knew that the plot would be new in some (however minor) way.
The same holds true for my thinking about the business opportunities that seem to be getting ignored. In a previous post, I kicked off this discussion by talking about misperceptions and missed opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. The discussion of missed opportunities around WiFi is fundamentally different from the IoT discussion… yet the basic storyline is fundamentally the same. Read more of this post