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Vodafone's software-defined silicon bet signals a biz model shakeup

Mike 137 Silver badge

Software-defined silicon?

It's not actually software-defined silicon at all -- that's just another industry buzzword. It's actually compartmentalised functionality with software controlled multiplexers that either connect to or bypass some compartments. All the hardware is there all the time. You're just denied access to some of it unless you pay up (and probably on a subscription basis so they've got your goolies in their grasp once you sign up).

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