Benedict Evans is a consultant and long-time mobile analyst and pundit. He has been working in the media and tech industries for 15 years on the analytical/strategic side. He first entered the industry as a sell-side equity analyst for investment banks. Then he moved on to roles at Orange (the mobile operator eventually bought and rebranded by France Telecom), Channel 4 and then NBC Universal.
The development of technologies tends to follow an S-Curve: they improve slowly, then quickly, and then slowly again. And at that last stage, they’re really, really good. Everything has been optimized and worked out and understood, and they’re fast, cheap and reliable.