IW: Do you worry that the complexity of the U.S. telecom market will inhibit your ability to grow?
SL: I do worry about the telecommunications environment, and that’s why Ruckus isn’t just IPTV. If you look at what’s going on in the world, fundamentally, Wi-Fi will eventually blanket the globe. Right now, people like hotspots, but there’s no business model there. I think that will change and consumers will get the point where they will pay for Wi-Fi outside their home and work. But the [United States] is so stagnant. If we count on big corporations to do things, forget about it.
IW: You seem to have this ability to adapt what you’re doing. Why is that?
SL: Well, I was brought up in Hong Kong, and that’s just an incredibly opportunistic business environment where hype is a major aspect of how you do business. People just move from one trend to another. It’s part of life — spotting trends — and it’s something you just absorb as a way of doing business.
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