Thursday, August 06, 2009

A recent EU report says that Europe has more broadband subscribers and better mobile Internet penetration than any other nation on earth. The 114 million subscribers of the 27 EU member countries comfortably exceeds the 84 million broadband subscribers in the U.S. and 88 million broadband subscribers in China as reported by UK research firm Point Topic.
I'm glad that the US has rebooted their broadband and wireless strategies. We shouldn't be lagging in this area and although huge progress has been made, I don't think we have exactly quantified what that progress is and identified where the gaps remain. Continued progress will be important for us to implement new augmented reality, virtual reality, and other kinds of immersive and semantically integrated services.

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