More and more customers now want dozens of services on a single wireless device, and that demand is fueling huge gr...
November 17, 2006
More and more customers now want dozens of services on a single wireless device, and that demand is fueling huge growth in wireless communications throughout the world, according to Telecommunications Industry Association president Matthew Flanigan.
Speaking at the 56th Annual International Wire and Cable Symposium earlier this week, he said “customers want to do more and more with their mobile devices — and prefer to use only one device to handle all functions, including services typically associated with a PDA or Personal Digital Assistant.”
Flanigan said basic telephone service is becoming a commodity, with traditional carriers now looking for premium services to offer and with broadband Internet access having become a key part of the landline telephone market.
Cable modems and digital subscriber lines are the dominant broadband technologies, while fiber, satellite, wireless and broadband over powerline are emerging broadband technologies, he added.