Amazon’s new neighborhood wifi network (called Sidewalk) launched this week. It’s been castigated as threat to users by privacy hawks, and hailed by Amazon as an inexpensive way to extend security services out to the the edge of a property and even beyond.
In a new article for CEO World, I argue that the immediate impacts will be less troubling than critics fear, and less effective than Amazon hopes. But the long term value of building an entirely new and potentially ubiquitous global network without laying an inch of fiber or investing in any edge devices is enormous, and I expect Amazon to fully exploit this opportunity.
See the full article at CEO World