(Prospective) Telcos: a sectorless industry?
Business Week's paper about the fact that in a few years, Telecoms will be a sectorless industry with phone, cable, and even power companies all selling the same communications services.
Just four years ago, the world of communications was reassuringly compartmentalized. Customers bought cell-phone service from a wireless phone carrier. Pay TV came from a cable or a satellite company. Local-phone service was provided by -- what else? -- a local-phone company. And Internet access came from an Internet service provider. (...) Suddenly, there's no limit to the number or types of companies that can compete for the attention of customers who used to belong to the phone industry