Achilles Heel of Wireless?

You’ve got to love technology. It can be friend or foe, depending on how well one can wield its power. Alternative offerings such as Skype, Toktumi and other VoIP services will undoubtedly place downward pressure on wireless service plans. While this is bad news for wireless carriers, it is excellent news for consumers. The main objective of these services is to bypass your carrier’s network, and allow your monthly allowance of minutes to go untouched.
This is great news for small businesses looking for cost cutting alternatives. On the flip side, wireless carriers will surely hemorrhage at the notion of such an option. Somewhere in a corner office sits a telecommunications executive in the process of formulating a strategy that will (at the very least) neutralize the dire implications of such a service. If this is the case, chances are it is much too late for combative strategy. Executives are generally well-paid to be forward thinkers, which mean the pay-for-minutes business model should have manifested on their commodity radars long ago.
One of my graduate school professors wisely told me to always look to the outer-fringes of society for new and emerging technologies. Open-source software such as Linux and most recently Google’s Android have long been familiar mainstays with technophiles. Only until recently, has there been a commercialized push to promote open-source technology. If successful, proprietary technologies will become irrelevant, along with companies that cling stubbornly to them. For wireless carriers, Microsoft Latest Technologies 2019 it must be horrifying to think that billions of network investment and marketing campaign dollars could potentially be wasted because of one individual with ideas, a laptop and programming knowledge. This continuing equilibrium embodies the central theme in Thomas Friedman’s 2005 book The World Is Flat. The entire wireless industry could severely be crippled if end-users have the option to completely bypass wireless carriers and purchase their devices directly from manufacturers.
It is not far from reality, especially since a plethora of “me-too” applications will undoubtedly fuel the VoIP revolution. If wireless carriers are to remain relevant their walls should be receptive to the pulse of its customers and emerging technologies. Since most wireless carriers are moving away from relying on voice revenue, it may worth outsourcing the voice It Support Job Description Template component to smaller VoIP operations. Wireless carriers can then allocate more resources toward providing more robust data services to its customer base. Otherwise bankruptcy and liquidation could result. Open-source programmers are the true 800 pound gorillas in the room, and they will find themselves at the helm of this inevitable monumental power shift.

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