Why yet another "cellular" blog? As part of my continuous self-education on all aspects of Broadband Wireless Internet Access, I've grown frustrated at the lack of specific information on the very newly-emerged (within the last three years, with 1xEV-DO / Rev. A, and HSDPA) "true Broadband" services available from wireless telephony carriers. When there is coverage about Wireless Telephony Broadband Services, the coverage is typically superficial and buried within coverage about handsets, telephony services like ringtones, etc. Not to mention that the Wireless Telephony Carriers feel that the highest and best purpose of their Broadband service are merely to push "Walled Garden Content" towards (what they regard as) captive consumers... for a fee, of course.
Despite their (apparent... perhaps that's merely a public front) lack of recognition of this paradigm shift, 1xEV-DO Rev. A and HSDPA profoundly changes the paradigm of providing Broadband Internet Access... especially to the carriers that are providing these services. If these services receive huge "uptake" from customers, the carriers will be forced to dramatically expand their infrastructure. Yet they remain apparently clueless about the ultimate potential of these services; for example, AT&T could use its (fully deployed, in a few years) HSDPA service to provide Broadband Internet Access services in Verizon markets - targeting not just Verizon Wireless customers... but rather Verizon (Communications) DSL customers! This is now possible - technologically, operationally, and economically, as I'll explore in original stories here.
So, I feel that dedicated coverage of what I'm calling Broadband Wireless Internet Access Cellular - BWIA Cellular is needed, and this blog is the result.
Enjoy! And please give me some feedback about BWIA Cellular - steve (at) stevestroh (dot) net.
By Steve Stroh
This article is Copyright © 2007 by Steve Stroh