"It’s the Network"
The power of distributors in the mobile phone value chain cannot be ignored. It’s not fair, it’s not convenient and it’s not consumer friendly, but as long as networks are not good enough for mobile computing, mobile computers cannot commoditize the network.
To cite the importance of digital telecommunications to the 21st century economy is cliché. And yet the ongoing massive mismanagement of the wireless spectrum remains a niche issue that’s never discussed in mainstream circles.