[e2e] the evolution of deployability

Roop Mukherjee bmukherj at shoshin.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Dec 18 12:39:03 PST 2002

I think your dark horses are longshots, probably with worse odds than one 
may imagine. With funding cuts the theme in most companies is get back to 
so called the customer demands. If anything they are hedging their bets 
more. As for startups, most of them are doing retrenching in their own 

Given the amount of persistance and conviction required for the next 
stage, my money would be on the almost infinite funding of some brach of 
U.S Military along with some academics.


On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, David P. Reed wrote:
> Can Nokia, for example, do it?   Only if they are willing to bet heavily 
> against 3G, I think.  Nokia is actually one of my darkhorse big company 
> candidates, along with Nortel Wireless, HP, and Intel.
> Nope, I think this next  round is going to come from the startup and 
> university research guys, those who are willing to look at new applications 
> and new directions.   And we'll probably have to invent some new home for 
> worldwide universal interoperability besides the IETF.

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