ABSTRACT: Organizations in a variety of industries are adopting mobile wireless technologies at an explosive rate.
This rapid deployment is dramatically increasing the demand on mobile networks. Wireless carriers claim that supporting the explosion in data services is affecting profitability.
The likely outcome will be new data plans to better monetize data services, which could include charging by capacity, speed, time of day, or content type.
This change creates uncertainty and potentially high costs in the business models for wireless data applications.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.