Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Verizon's opening up its network

Everyone's reporting on this. Here's what TechCrunch has to say:
In what is either a response to Google’s Android mobile operating system or an attempt to butter up the FCC for the upcoming 700 Mhz spectrum auctions or just a smart business move, Verizon Wireless is opening up its cellular network to any device or application that meets the “minimal technical standard” to run on its network. That means pretty much any CDMA device or application, even ones that are not officially offered by Verizon.
As a longtime Sprint customer, I'm delighted that I can take my phone to a competitor should I choose to do so. Let's hope that this is a trend and that it will help the US telecomm industry to catch up with Japan and the Pacific Rim in terms of services and features.
Verizon Wireless Opens Up Its Network. Who’s Next?

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