In the field of communication, not just in China but also in all other countries, telecom operators are mountains that span in the industries such as the internet, phones and communication. Because of the policies and historical factors, telecom operators are in control of the resources of spectrum and line, which are the most valuable resources. Regardless of how other companies are stronger, they must take those channels of spectrum and lines. The telecom operators now are worrying that they would only become the providers of the pipeline for other industries. However, other businesses are trying their best to get rid of the telecom operators. Therefore, bypassing the telecom companies may be the best choice.
Recent actions of Apple are large. With its powerful hardware designing ability and the innovations in customer experience, Apple is using its own brand gravitational force to get rid of the telecom companies and trying to do their own things, just the same as Google has done before.
When Google launched its own brand mobile phone, with built-in networking communication system, it tried to use its own channels of networking for communication. We can see this exploration as the attempt to get rid of the telecom companies thoroughly. Because of the boycotts from all aspects, Google’s attempt has failed. Other various agencies and companies have also made a variety of explorations, which all have been nipped in the bud.
Apple’s influence and power in recent years are increasing. In addition, the consumers are becoming crazier with Apple products and App Store, which also gives Jobs the confidence. Nevertheless, from the view of enterprise development, the model of cooperation with operators can make many profits, but it still amounts to standing on the shoulders of giants. If Apple wants to stand on the higher step, it must build its own communication infrastructure.
However, on the other way, no matter domestic or foreign telecommunications operators, they are inextricably linked with the government. This cake is not only a part of state control; it is also related to the fundamental interests of each government. After all, each government would not easily let this important infrastructure go freely, unless the technology or society has fundamental changes, or the whole society requires a fundamental revolution of interests.
However, operators also need to feel the pressure. Maybe a Google is not so terrible, an Apple is not terrible, but the most horrible thing is that the accumulation of these forces in the long time, which would become disaster for the telecom companies.