Thursday, 3 February 2011
This blog post can be read at 5tth.blogspot.com
AT & T are opening innovation centres to encourage developers to help bring telehealth etc apps to market far more quickly than AT&T would be able to alone.
Now, let's see similar approaches in the UK. There are literally hundreds of ideas out there for services and apps that require all that FTTH brings to the table which so-called "superfast broadband" cannot. Yet, how can anyone develop their ideas if they cannot test them without travelling abroad to do so?
Such innovation centres could be one possible spend of the money that should be returned to the public purse when all these non-viable areas prove to be economically profitable.... After all, there are going to continue to be advances in wireless for a long time to come which will need constant innovation, as well as a never-ending stretch of fibre networks to 10, 100 Gbps and beyond as apps and services are developed.