Kelvin and all
Never again will we view Multi-Nationals in the same light. Before BigTech
Multinationals used to talk about ‘dominance’ and monopoly in different
terms. These were usually handed over by governments on a silver platter.
Today’s Monopoly players are different. A combination of sheer technology
prowess and #StateCapture has brought about a dangerous trend. Let’s look
at the Telco Wars.
1. Google and Apple basically (American companies) have carved up the Mobile
OS market <gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/mobile/worldwide>
between them. They control a whopping 97% of the Global Mobile handset OS
install base. And the balance is based on an ‘Open Source’ version of
carved up the Telco Network Operating Systems worldwide to the extent of
making the other players look like kindergarten operators.
3. The problem with this dominance is that it requires Regulators the world
over to speak with one voice. Do you see that happening? I doubt it.
Especially with all the Nationalism raising its ugly head worldwide.
4. Who will stop these Global Players running roughshod over everyone else?
Does the UN or the EU or AU have the muscle and financial strength to reign
rogue players in the global arena? Your guess is as good as mine.
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On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:28 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
> Dear Listers,
> I hope this email finds you well, this is the current trending topic, I’d
> like to here your views on this topic from a Policy Perspective.
> Are we overrelying on Global Techs? What are the possible repercussions if
> they pull out on us? Should Global Techs be declared Dominant to balance
> the market and reduce the risks of a failure? Feel free to add more
> Looking forward to your views on this.
> Best Regards,
> Kelvin Kariuki
> Assistant Lecturer
> Multimedia University of Kenya
> Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
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