Ever since Apple unleashed iPhone and changed the people’s perspective on their mobile phones, wireless providers were grappling with a future where their networks are fast becoming dump pipes. Even though iPhone itself is a walled garden of some kind, it (along with other Android based devices) helped tear down the walls built up by wireless providers for a long time. By breaking the ground underneath, smartphone platform providers are making wireless providers become completely irrelevant for the users. Alcatel-Lucent is damn serious on changing this. They strongly feel that they can imprint innovation on the DNA of the wireless providers and, also, making it super easy for developers.
- Make mobile operators realize the need to be more open and innovative
- Build a platform for the mobile operators and offer an unified development platform for developers
(Cross-posted @ Krishnan Subramanian)