Some thoughts & predictions for 2008.
Mobile VoIP (VoIP over 3G & WiFi) will start to make an impact in the mobile market, in part enabled by flat rate mobile data tariffs that are starting to become the norm.
New IP based operators will start to disintermediate the traditional operators from their customers by moving control of how when & where calls & messages are delivered, to the customer & away from the traditional operators.
Converged customer propositions will become increasingly vital to the traditional operators to avoid losing customers to the new IP operators.
And I’ll throw in a fourth prediction which is a bit of a long shot! 2008 may be the year when Google finally emerges as the key new competitor of the future to the traditional operators. More on this later …