Monday, January 30, 2006

Dean Bubley: Predictions - FMC launches in 2006?

Dean Bubley posts at Disruptive Wireless about the FMC Congress he attended, and the predictions the FMCA chairman made for new FMC services to be launched in 2006 (he counted "already launched" ones as KT's OnePhone, BT Fusion). He predicted:

  • 2-4 based on Bluetooth Cordless Telephony Profile (CTP) - [ie similar to KT's services]. This isn't something I've really tracked, but I guess SKT and LGT in Korea have to be fair bets to be among these prospective operators.
  • 4-5 more based UMA - my guesses are Cingular, T-Mobile US, France Telecom and Telstra, with an option on TeliaSonera
  • 2-3 based on WiFi SIP - my guesses would be neufCegetel's BeautifulPhone (in trial) and T-Com in Germany.