Verizon Promises Open Device and Software Access

Verizon has announced a strategy allowing their current and prosective customers more choices by allowing them use of their own hardware and software. Nicknamed “Any Apps, Any Device,” they’ll essentially let any cellphone, computer, or mobile device run on the carrier’s network and use its services providing that it meets a minimum technical threshold. This is not the same thing as Verizon joining the OHA. Look at it more like their recognizing the importance of offering more choices to consumers.

The move is largely considered an attempt to win favor with the government and public for the upcoming FCC auction of the 700MHz spectrum, which is expected to serve as the basis for future cellular or wide-area Internet services.

Read the article at Electronista.


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