woensdag 6 december 2006

The dumb pipe

Ever since I started working in this industry I have been amazed by the stubbornness of telecom operators to stick with their strategy of not focusing on their core business. I've written about it many times before, but it seems to be a disease that has no cure... A waste of time, money and energy.

“It sounds like those voices still aren’t very loud, however, as the reality is that most incumbent cable and phone providers are doing the exact opposite. Because the biggest fear among many ISP execs is becoming a “dumb pipe” provider and missing out on the kind of revenues they’re seeing at Google, don’t expect an industry sea change anytime soon. Incumbent broadband providers will likely continue trying to be jacks of all trades, potentially doing none of them particularly well — at the expense of their core connectivity offering.”

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