04 October 2006
Mobile VoIP is an inevitability. Consumers get the convenience of a dual-purpose handset that works on the cellular network or, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, connects to the Internet when that makes more sense. The VoIP providers gain, of course, simply by the increased traffic. Strangely, even the cellular carriers win: Voice traffic that is offloaded onto the Internet frees up increasingly scarce spectrum for 3G traffic.
So it’s awin-win-win (there may be some other wins in there, but we’ve made our point). A lot of companies are already in and trying to enter this sector. Indeed, it is confusing because so many startups and companies in related areas are trying to get in on the action before it’s too late.