RIM (BlackBerry) Now Acknowledges Wireless Data Demands Is An Issue
File this under, ‘Be Careful What You Ask For’. BGR, as always, holds nothing back. I love this site for mobility info. Check out this article: RIM’s Mike Lazaridis wants manufacturers to limit your data usage . RIM’s CEO suggestion that the key to the growing burdens on wireless data networks is to handle it at the device/user level. Here’s BGR’s response: ‘…It’s called actually having a wireless data network that can handle the things consumers and businesses want to do on their phones, and it’s called planning…’
I wholeheartedly agree. Network providers don’t build networks to offer outstanding service; they build them to add new users and more importantly – revenue. User satisfaction is a happy coincidence. No? Compare the network maps of rural America with low income demographics and metropolitan areas where the cost of living is sky high. Network planners try to stay one half-step ahead of subscriber churn. It’s only when they start to see a shift in users that they budget their build outs.
It’s going to get real interesting when the vectors of net neutrality, Internet access, and user expectations finally come together in critical mass.