In Business Model, Internet Access, Mobile

With the caveat that many continue to doubt the likelihood, an argument can be made that, as mobile substitution has become a reality for voice services, messaging and now stands to happen for video entertainment, mobile substitution for internet access can become a widespread reality as well, and not only in developing nations where mobility is the de facto connection for all services.

Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs, for example, predict that where mobile networks often operate at 300 Mbps today, they will operate at 20 Gbps by about 2025.

Assuming retail tariffs accommodate widespread usage (in other words, a mobile product costs about the same as a fixed product), it is not clear why consumers would not choose a mobile solution as often as they choose a fixed solution.


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