U.S. a Step Behind in Mobile Connections
The United States is behind the mobile community in other parts of the world due to the lack of competition between companies controlling digital protocols.
Using technology as the backbone, the Federal Communications Commission has issued more than 1,300 licenses for digital protocols in the U.S. Overseas, however, the landscape is very different because governments have agreed to just one system.
In a practical sense, for example, using your mobile phone to peruse the Web to check news and other information, or making wireless calls between countries, is very routine overseas. Although N. America is number one in the world for Internet usage, the use of the Web in a mobile sense is still in the future.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.