A concern with Maidsafe involves throttling. The difference between common carrier and info service was that under info services the carrier would be allowed to profit from interfering with who their customers could communicate with and what they communicated. The info service profit would literally be noise in the channel where they would be paid to harass and sabotage. In the case of Maidsafe this would seem likely to manifest as them simply noting that no paid ads were clicked on and throttling back the connection to the point that it wasn’t useable. Or no ‘legitimate’ service was used. They might lower the price, and while the price was still too high, claim that they were subsidizing a portion of the connection and justified in the throttling. Pure BS, but predictable. Their point is profit from censorship and propaganda and to enhance both.
A concern with Indie Phone is what good is it if it can’t operate on a clean network. And how does it get that. Does it go to tiny independent operators like Credo mobile and think that situation will hold out? I don’t think what they want works with any kind of toll pipe
A concern with Distributed Input Distributed Output or PCell (apparently better than 5G now) is that the telecom and cable industry don’t really want it as it would disrupt their planned obsolescence schedule and potentially create competition. It will be met with a provider strike just like Onlive (whose technology was deemed impossible) was met with a supplier content strike. OnLive itself was a threat as it could do things like take the company’s 10gb connection and allow an end user virtual access to the 10gbs connection through the service itself so that through a 5mb connection it was like having virtual access to a 10gb connection for search and some streaming or fast forwarding of video. OnLive itself was a universal server technology that could serve all content and services and potentially set them all in competition with each other. Onlive still exists but the collusive industry opted out of what it considers a bad example or disinter-mediation and inducement to competition. It can do that because the industry is self regulating, and its got choices like opt out which it shouldn’t have.
If all three were approaches were combined it might be possible to avoid these types of concerns. If MaidSafe would make it possible to eliminate the DIDO back channel and possible to distribute the DIDO compute load across the phones and if it were possible to integrate even the Pcell wall mounted antennae component into the phones then it might be possible with an Indie phone to have a self contained replacement for the entire internet. DIDO really is said to be like mobile fiber. Full proof remains but Steven Perlman and his companies tends to deliver and his entire career has had a consistent theme. These phones would be complete mesh boxes. Floating them on balloons might be enough to create trans oceanic links for net replacement. A no compromise mobile wireless consumer phone mesh may be the way to cut out the cables and the data centers and the tolls and manipulations by state and corporate actors.
I’d like to note that PCell is not like LTE and not like beam shaping but more like leveraging interference- although its is said to be compatible with LTE or able to piggy back with little cost and a better power profile.