“Steve Jobs initially hoped to create his own network with the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses rather than work with the mobile operators, said wireless industry legend John Stanton,” Nancy Gohring reports for IDG News Service.
“Stanton, currently chairman at venture capital firm Trilogy Partners, said he spent a fair amount of time with Jobs between 2005 and 2007,” Gohring reports. “‘He wanted to replace carriers,’ Stanton said of Jobs, the Apple founder and CEO who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. ‘He and I spent a lot of time talking about whether synthetically you could create a carrier using Wi-Fi spectrum. That was part of his vision.'”
Gohring reports, “He said that after around 2007, Jobs gave up on the idea. But Jobs still managed to have a major impact on wireless operators, Stanton said. ‘If I were a carrier, I’d be concerned about the dramatic shift in power that occurred,’ he said.”
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