Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push

Along with global telecom heavyweights including AT&T and Verizon, Vodafone looks to develop an open mobile applications marketplace.
What would you think if we told you that five of the world's largest communications service providers (CSPs) are working together to enable their mobile customers to buy and download applications from each other's app stores?

Think about how big an idea that is: Five wireless giants creating, in essence, one global store for mobile applications. The idea is only as big as the names supporting it, as Light Reading has learned that the CSPs involved are AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Group, Verizon Wireless, and Telefonica.

Could a cabal of telcom operators, sick of chasing Apple and Google in the applications market, finally start working together and act like the Internet companies they aspire to be?

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