15 December 2005

Nokia plans phone with SIP client for consumer VoIP

Yup that should go down well with their clients otherwise known as mobile operatorsNokia plans phone with SIP client for consumer VoIP.

As the article notes this will not work with Skype. So it looks as though 30-40% of the cellphone VOIP market just got closed off. Excluding those who will actually go out of their way to install something other than what came in the box. Extrapolated from IE usage that would be 20% of users.

Does this mark SIP's resurrection. It has a certain Bluetooth feel to it; slated for years and then - ubiquitous?

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Daniel Nerezov said...

Yeah, seems like everyone's talking about consumer voip now days.

In terms of SIP, BillG's often cited quote comes to mind, where people "overestimate technology uptake in the short term and underestimated over the longer period". Maybe that's what's happened with Bluetooth...in as much as it's happened with SIP.

In terms of voip on cell phones, I'm not sure why, by I am not seeing Skype emerge to dominate this space. More likely, I think, voip will become a commodity with hundreds of vendors competing to wrestle away market share from today's telcos.

I'd also think that if the later don't start doing M&A now, they'll run the risk of being almost held to ransom and end up paying quadruple valuations.

Come to think of it, I'd imagine that the firm which figures out interoperability between voip clients will hit it pretty big. How do I Skype a person who is using GTalk?

15 December 2005

Nokia plans phone with SIP client for consumer VoIP

Yup that should go down well with their clients otherwise known as mobile operatorsNokia plans phone with SIP client for consumer VoIP.

As the article notes this will not work with Skype. So it looks as though 30-40% of the cellphone VOIP market just got closed off. Excluding those who will actually go out of their way to install something other than what came in the box. Extrapolated from IE usage that would be 20% of users.

Does this mark SIP's resurrection. It has a certain Bluetooth feel to it; slated for years and then - ubiquitous?

Technorati Tags: , , , ,

1 comment:

Daniel Nerezov said...

Yeah, seems like everyone's talking about consumer voip now days.

In terms of SIP, BillG's often cited quote comes to mind, where people "overestimate technology uptake in the short term and underestimated over the longer period". Maybe that's what's happened with Bluetooth...in as much as it's happened with SIP.

In terms of voip on cell phones, I'm not sure why, by I am not seeing Skype emerge to dominate this space. More likely, I think, voip will become a commodity with hundreds of vendors competing to wrestle away market share from today's telcos.

I'd also think that if the later don't start doing M&A now, they'll run the risk of being almost held to ransom and end up paying quadruple valuations.

Come to think of it, I'd imagine that the firm which figures out interoperability between voip clients will hit it pretty big. How do I Skype a person who is using GTalk?