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IS-2003-24: Core Networks: Can they Escape the Commoditization Spiral?
In this paper, Harbor Research make the argument that public network service providers have shrinking profits in long distance and Internet services. Future profits will come from providing a registry and warehouse to manage data originating from devices in the home. The network provider will aggregate information from similar devices in their customers’ homes for delivery to a service provider, acting as an infotributor.