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Steve Jobs Wanted to Build His Own Network Using Unlicensed Spectrum

Steve Jobs Wanted to Build His Own Network Using Unlicensed Spectrum

Posted November 15, 2011 at 7:43pm by iClarified · 17002 views
Steve Jobs wanted to build his own wireless phone network with unlicensed spectrum used by Wi-Fi, according to a ComputerWorld report.

Chairman of venture capital firm Trilogy Partners, John Stanton, says he spent a fair amount of time with Jobs between 2005 and 2007.

"He wanted to replace carriers," Stanton said of Jobs, the Apple founder and CEO who died Oct. 5 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."

Stanton says that after around 2007, Jobs gave up on the idea; however, he still managed to have a major impact on wireless operators.

"If I were a carrier, I'd be concerned about the dramatic shift in power that occurred," he said.

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john
john - November 15, 2011 at 9:31pm
now the idea is out there to be taken by anyone...
dt
dt - November 15, 2011 at 9:38pm
@John, The idea is not worth pursuing because of the enormous costs involved. GSM is the current ubiquitous standard which is giving way to LTE. It was a pie in the sky idea that would not take off.
byronchurch
byronchurch - November 15, 2011 at 9:43pm
Theres got to be a way to make the internet universal and free and preferably vegan .
dt
dt - November 16, 2011 at 1:32pm
@Asshole the fudge packer, You have shown again that you are truly as stupid as you appear. Obviously you are the foreigner here. Why don't you go back to your third-world country and learn to read and write. Educated people can understand me just fine. If you want, I can try and draw pictures for you so that your simple ass can follow along.
dt
dt - November 16, 2011 at 2:59pm
I guess you could say that you are 90% stupid or inept. Just because you are too dumb to understand what I write is your problem. Asshole sounds like a foreigner so he can easily be forgiven for not understanding what I write. Second, do you think I give a flying fuck that you would vote against me? You are probably to stupid to push the button unless someone draws you a sign. I'm not superior. I just pay attention, got good grades and made something of myself. As for you serving in Iraq. You're kidding right? You are totally to dumb to be allowed weapons. Does your DD-214 say: Discharge for other than honorable conditions? By the way, you're welcome for the work I did in Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, and several other places I can't mention so that you could communicate with your F.O.B.s and higher headquarters. Go look up Camp Arifjan when you get a chance bonehead. You are a disgrace to the uniform to use the Nazi term. Go back to the trailer-park you inbreed piece of shit. Your momma's waiting.
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