I found this item on Om Malik's blog interesting. It has long been suggested that developing countries might have some advantages by skipping generations of technology. This same thing was suggested in the 1980s and 1990s around digital switching, and it this isn't the first time that it has been brought up in connection with wireless systems.
Do you think this viewpoint has merit? Is the social or user "infrastructure" able to exploit these more advanced technologies? What about handset costs and how that affects penetration?
3G, wireless, spectrum, India