You get off your international flight ready to do business – equipped with the latest iPhone or iPad, Trouble is , you can’t (unless you have Wifi) – because your Telco’s SIM – Only Works in Your Country!
Duh!, Bloody amazing that in our highly networked always connected digital world – we the people must suffer such pain.
Of course the pain I refer to is brought about by a tightly controlled industry gripped with an intense case of rigidity that is hard for anyone (on the outside) to understand. For God sake – even my Airline understands – they got together (collaborated) to create: One World
But not the Telco’s!
As one of the worlds leading Mobility analysts Horace Dediu – Asymco says:
These odd behaviors are symptoms of an underlying absence of innovation.
Indeed – why doesn’t someone just step in and abstract the industry. So I’m betting it’ll be those on the fringe (not from within) who see the opportunity and who are best equipped to do so.
Horace adds: The answer seems to be more and more that the future of communications must find a new, unregulated value network!
Bring it on I say!
Because for we the people – it’s a real pain in the butt!