CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2008: showcasing carriers' inability to embrace or even define "open access" and "open networks"
In this morning's keynote from the "CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2008" expo, show, extravaganza, cabal, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon agreed to speak in vague generalities and put no meat on the open access or open networks bones. Each carrier talks about major caveats to its "open" policies, and each carrier has significant differences in how they define "open." So for now, think of "open" as the new marketing buzzword, the new "green" if you will. Look for the use of "open" to increase in use as a feel good marketing tool, and its meaning and substance to be inversely proportional.
Here's an article on the keynotes from FierceWireless, CTIA: Carriers talk "open" network but no clear definition
"During this morning's keynote session at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in San Francisco, three of the top four U.S. wireless company CEOs attempted to explain their interpretation of "open" access and "open" wireless networks. However, it quickly became clear that "open" still means different things to different operators and some have a clearer vision than others."
Read it here then share your thoughts on open access and open wireless networks below. What devices and services do you want to be able to use on your wireless network?