Telecom 2003 is not really interesting. Four years ago, there was a kind-of too optimistic wave and today... what really counts is "how can we earn more and moren money with stupid services". I saw things like "ubquitous home, clothes..." with which users could switch on their light at home or change tv channels ! Vow with FOMA (Japanes 3G) ! It really sucks since we already have remote controls or domotic systems ! The fact that Telco COmpanies wants us to use their networks is just because the ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) is less and less important
-> new services = new way to earn money.
I also saw multiplayer games that use networks instead of using bluetooth or wifi. The only added value is to play mariokart-like game in two different places far from more than 100meters...