As more people buy iPhones and iPads, and become disenchanted with the decreasing quality of mobile networks (especially with speed) and the increasing cost of data plans (no more “unlimited” plans), more people are using WiFi networks in cafes, hotels, restaurants and other establishments. Paul Rasmussen of FierceWireless Europe asks:
The threat to mobile operators is coming from the ongoing rise in Wi-Fi hotspots being deployed across the UK by heavyweights such as BT and the satellite TV broadcasters BSkyB . . . Operators need closely monitor these Wi-Fi offers because I believe they will prove to be attractive to users that have become frustrated by the lack, or poor performance, of 3G data services and the complexity of data tariffs.
What do you think?