Interoperability Benefit #1
Ralph de la Vega, AT&T’s Mobility President & CEO, said at the 2012 Mobile World Congress that “Interoperability has been proven as a driver of messaging traffic. In 2001, after the nation’s wireless carriers connected their text messaging services–thereby allowing users to send messages to the subscribers of rival carriers–text messaging traffic skyrocketed.” De la Vega urged the mobile industry to agree on a standard for mobile video calling.
Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s Chairman and CEO, at the 2011 Mobile World Congress, touted the benefits of interoperability saying, “to the extent you desire [ubiquitous mobile broadband capabilities], history has shown that we have to make all these networks, make all these operating systems, interoperable. So to the extent we can get more openness, more seamlessness, more interoperability among network providers, among apps, among OS-es and devices, then the bigger we make this pie, we cause this thing to grow much faster.”