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  • Will operators only be „dumb pipes“? If so, when? 38th WEEK

    Andrew Grill - Business Development Gigafone

    Andrew GrillBusiness Development Gigafone

    09.09.09 at 14:03

    Answering this question from London, if I compare my mobile ISP with my fixed ISP, I expect exactly the same - fast and reliable delivery of my IP packets.

    I pay a premium to my mobile ISP to have my packets delivered wherever I am in the UK (an a higher premium when roaming) but beyond that expect nothing more. All of the so called \'smart pipe\' benefits just don\'t matter for mobile IP. The mobile operators claim they add extra bits - but all of these (payments, content, location) can be reliably delivered by well known 3rd parties.

    So not a case of \'when will they become\', more a case of \'when will they admit...\'