The top ten issues in wireless
Let me be the nth to welcome you to 2004, and let me tell you, I'm feeling more optimistic about the general state of affairs in the world than I have in a long time. Think back to January of last year - was the recession really over? Was the general malaise abating? Would 3G ever arrive? Surprise, surprise - 2003 wasn't too bad, and I think 2004 will be even better.
Look at all we've accomplished in wireless in the past year - wireless LANs are an unqualified success, and continue to make both technological and marketing progress. Wide-area data use is growing, with the "wireless Web" looking a lot more like the Web itself. Prices continue to fall. But this is not to say wireless is without its challenges - the issues are there no matter how good we may otherwise feel. And so, here's my top-ten list of the key issues in wireless, and how I think things will shake out over the next 12 months:
- Roaming, single service image, and single bill