Off and on I have been a fan of Gilder and his writings. When the bubble burst, his reputation for being a seer crashed as I recall.
Cyriac Roeding, Vice President, Wireless, CBS Digital Media…Moving more and more into cross platform distribution of content, bringing it to the wireless, looking to integrate in audience into the technology. What comes after telephony comes personalized mobile media.
Dragan Boscovic, Director, Wireless Systems and Networks, Motorola…What is life after telephony, (showing a phone) this device is dead as a pure phone? Voice is something that we use for both social and business networking. Voice won’t disappear. Media will supplement what we are talking about!
Charlie Paglia..VoIP company, sees two trends. One being wireless handset, the other being talking through your computer. Trend will be either using mobile phone or your computer, but not land line with handset.
Mark Plakias, VP, Strategy, FTGroup-Orange…Go into an Orange store, and you can get digital TV over your copper wire, etc. $40 a month for 18 megabits. HD over copper. You need fiber at the access level. Doing fiber to the curb. #1 DSL provider, 8 million customers.
Gilder…All financed through click through?
Jack Waters, EVP and CTO, Level 3 Communications…invested 10 Billion since starting. Sees the world as all optical. Now sees the market as being more rational.
Gilder for Mark… How do you see Symbian as being a factor….Orange is about using all platforms..
Mark….WiMax threat to 3G.
Gilder…Will the government prop up legacy business models.
Gilder…Now we are on to Metaverses…Neil Stephenson ….
Enough for today…signing off…and headed for the adult beverages…