Friday, November 4, 2011

LightSquared: "No intelligence in our network" - but its Retail Partners Use Intelligence!

Light Reading's Sarah Reedy quotes LightSquared's CEO Sanjiv Ahuja (pictured) keynote during Open Mobile Summit held in San Francisco this week:
  • "LightSquared is building the ultimate dumb pipe .. We want to be the dumbest wireless broadband pipe. No intelligence in our network. None. Zero .. LightSquared was formed to make wireless broadband a pure utility, bringing it to 100 million people in the U.S. before the end of 2012. Inherent in that wholesale structure is an open network"
  • "You aren't looking for your carrier to provide intelligence; you want the device manufacturer to have connectivity embedded"
See "LightSquared: 4G America's Dumbest Pipe" - here.

Last month LightSquared announced (here) it has 17 partners across the US (including Sprint and Leap Wireless), and waits now for the FCC approval. While I am not sure if the term "Network Intelligence" means the same to all, it seems that LightSquared customers are using it to a certain degree - see "How does Sprint Use Network Intelligence?" - here and "Leap Wireless/Cricket New Service Plans" - here

See also "Sandvine CEO: "there could be some business in the large U.S. carrier wireless side in 2011" - here.

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