4. The Virtual Displaces the Physical

  1. Vern Fotheringham and
  2. Chetan Sharma

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470381601.ch4

Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

How to Cite

Fotheringham, V. and Sharma, C. (2008) The Virtual Displaces the Physical, in Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470381601.ch4

Author Information

  1. Friday Harbor, Washington State, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470227626

Online ISBN: 9780470381601



  • virtual displaces physical;
  • Moore's law reaching telecom industry;
  • ‘new broadband’ eclipses ‘neo broadband’


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Circuits to Packets

  • ‘Lies, Damn Lies and Statistical Access Networks’

  • Moore's Law Finally Reaches Telecom

  • The ‘New Broadband’ Eclipses ‘Neo Broadband’

  • Regulatory and Public Policy Collide with Technology Shifts

  • References