More 700MHz Spectrum Bidders Emerge

According to the Wall Street Journal, here's the current list:

  • AT&T
  • Cox Communications
  • Frontline Wireless
  • Google
  • Leap Wireless
  • Verizon

If Google doesn't win the spectrum it may have lost the battle but not the war as the US mobile market appears poised to open up, offering more competition and giving consumers broader access to services and improving the usability of the mobile Internet. The iPhone is really to thank for the renewed focus on usability.

According to an informal online poll we recently conducted (non representative sample) the following were the biggest reasons for not accessing the mobile Internet:

  • The screen on my phone is too small (57%)
  • The network is too slow (52.5%)
  • I don't have a mobile Internet plan (45%)
  • Keying in queries is frustrating (45%)

Multiple answers were permitted.