Alex Leonov's Blog

How many times have you heard this?

Uber is a taxi company that owns no cars. Facebook is a content provider that produces no content. AirBnB is a hotel chain that owns no real estate.

Aren’t you getting tired of this? First of all, it is a lie.

Uber is not a taxi company. Facebook is not a content provider. AirBnB is not a hotel chain.

They are platforms that allow people to connect. They are infrastructure providers.

In exactly the same way, as your local telco is a communication company that produces no conversations. That’s right, the people produce conversations by using the infrastructure that telco provides.

The only difference is the tools used for service delivery. These days, it’s cloud applications instead of cabling and base stations.