Top Ten Mobile Moments: Number 3 - The Quest for Open Mobile

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Welcome to episode 3 of TelecomTV’s Top Ten Mobile Moments, where we are taking a retrospective look back at our twenty years of supporting MWC and its 3GSM predecessor.

There’s always been a battle between closed and open systems. We’re seeing it now with mobile networks, especially in the RAN, but it’s been raging in the handset market for decades now, even - shock - before the iPhone locked up the market. But it’s proved to be something of a fool’s errand for those attempting to open up the mobile operating systems. You’re more likely to find the Holy Grail than succeed with a mass-market open OS. Nokia, Intel, HP, Firefox, Canonical, Jolla… the list is long, and getting longer.

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