After all, here in 2010, are you happy to get an average 500Kbits per second - rising to 1Mbps if you're lucky?
Many would say Yes knowing the spottiness of the 3G coverage in the UK, and the paltry speeds of its GPRS standard back-up.
But now, according to Will Strauss of Forward Concepts, evolved Edge, or eEdge, can deliver that 500Kbps rising to 1Mbps for the lucky ones.
And anyone with a GSM license in 2000 would not have needed a 3G licence to deliver the GSM enhancement technology eEdge.
And all it would require for delivering it would be a software update at the basestations.
If they'd sat on their hands in 2000, just think of the money they'd have saved.
Tomorrow morning: The Ten Worst Performing IC Product Segments This Year