Scratch stops selling to new users – storm clouds ahead for WiFi-first?
WiFi has so often been seen as a weapon for disruptive organizations to up-end the wireless services status quo, only to be hijacked by the mobile operators and telcos after all. That happened most famously in the municipal WiFi craze of a decade ago, which started with telcos taking city authorities to court for building networks to deliver low cost connectivity, and ended with the same operators using WiFi to deliver their own services and to offload data from cellular networks.
Is the same about to happen with WiFi-first mobile services? These were announced by a number of MVNOs, especially in the US, and seemed to present a serious challenge to the cellular players with their l