I haven’t had very much time to weigh in on much lately, actually barely had time to skim news twice a week. But I definitely want to give props to Google for stirring the hornets nest around the 700 MHz spectrum auction. I love the reaction by the telcos, fantastic. “No seriously, everything is fine here, competition is rocking out”. James nails it overall:
All in all a very spirited defence of the status quo in the US marketplace, which does a good job of showing that the US is not really so far behind Europe in terms of mobile services, but completely fails to address the point that there are many players in the US mobile content and services market who are unhappy with the way the industry is currently run. Comparisons with other parts of the world aside, that needs to be addressed.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed.