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Internet Calling Services Put Video Phone In Picture; Voip Leader Gets The Jump; Broadband Phone Service Provider Vonage Says Time Ripe For Long-Awaited Era

December 9, 2004

By Reinhardt Krause

Vonage says people want to see whom they're talking to, not just make cheap voice calls.

The company, which sells low-cost, Internet-based phone service, on Thursday is expected to announce a pact with Viseon, a maker of video phones. Viseon's phones plug into fast, broadband Internet hookups.

Many service providers, including No. 1 cable firm Comcast, could be close behind. They've been testing video phones, a long-anticipated product that broadband is helping make a reality.

Privately held Vonage hopes to jump-start the video phone market just as it did Internet phone service. Edison, N.J.-based Vonage has signed up more than 260,000 consumers for its voice over Internet protocol services. It's the Voip leader, though Comcast is just one of the big companies in, or about to enter, the field.

Vonage views video phones as a natural extension of VoIP. It's unclear if Vonage has enough marketing muscle to ignite the video phone market. But it certainly has the muscle to force the big boys to pay attention, analysts said.

"This could light a fire under the guys who sell DSL and cable-modem (broadband) access," said Andrew Davis, a Wainhouse Research analyst. "The video phone application only makes sense on broadband, IP connections. It's the perfect network to let consumers make calls to Grandma."

As of year's end, 32.5 million of the nation's 105 million households will get broadband, said UBS.

Video phones have been hyped as an up-and-coming consumer product since AT&T debuted such a device at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Standard phone connections, though, provide jerky images and out-of-sync audio.

Analysts said a new wave of Internet-based video phones are about to arrive. Makers include Viseon, WorldGate Communications and two other privately held vendors, Innomedia and D-Link.

Motorola and WorldGate have partnered to develop the "Ojo" video phone. They're expected to announce Ojo's commercial availability at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.

Voip startup 8x8 markets a video phone service. It's priced at $30 monthly for consumers. Its Packet8 video phones cost $500.

Vonage and Viseon will target small businesses and consumers. Vonage sells its Voip kits at several major consumer electronics outlets, including RadioShack and Circuit City. So Viseon phones could be sold at some 7,000 retail outlets. Sales will begin next quarter.

Irving, Texas-based Viseon had focused on videoconferencing products for businesses. In 2003, it shifted to consumer video phones.

"Social" issues have helped hold back the video phone market, said Michael Gartenberg, an analyst at Jupiter Research. "Not everyone wants to be seen while they're on the phone," he said.

New phones, though, will let people turn off their video.

Mercer Management Consulting said 11% of 900 consumers it surveyed last year on next-generation communications services were interested in buying video phones.

But Wainhouse's Davis said consumers have shown little interest in video phones priced at $400 or more.

Motorola's Ojo will be priced at more than $750, analysts said.

Davis said some consumers might prefer video-calling products that work on personal computers rather than stand-alone devices.

Phone service providers said video phones could give consumers too many technical problems. "They worry that it might be a tech-support nightmare," Davis said.

At Verizon Communications, broadband marketing director Vijay Venkateswaren confirmed that the nation's No. 1 phone service provider has been testing phones from Viseon and others.

Verizon Well Along, Too

"We're looking at a variety of companies and solutions under nondisclosure," he said.

For Verizon, he said one big issue is whether there's "a market entry price point that could create a breakout effect."

That price, he said, could be $100. Venkateswaren, though, said Verizon believes early demand for video calling products will come from personal computer users.

"We're looking at what the instant messaging market is doing," he said.

Both Microsoft and Time Warner's AOL unit provide video chat options as part of IM services.

Venkateswaren said 10% to 15% of IM users on broadband networks set up video chat using cameras. "Initially, we see two-way video as an entertainment product," he said.

Comcast also has stepped into video. It's the largest provider of video e-mail. And it's been testing Viseon phones in the Philadelphia area. Comcast spokesman Robert Smith declined comment.

Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen wrote he expects Comcast to offer video phone services.

A division of the No. 2 cable firm already is doing so. In September, Time Warner Cable's system in northeast Ohio said it would sell Viseon video phones.

Mark Harrad, a Time Warner Cable spokesman, said that deal targets business customers, not consumers.

Sprint, SBC Testing

Viseon has said Sprint and SBC Communications are testing video phones. Verizon and SBC, the two largest regional Bells, recently revealed plans to rewire high-income residential areas with fiber-optic lines.

Building out fiber networks will let the Bells sell pay-TV services similar to cable firms' offerings.

The Bells are betting their fiber investment will pay back in other ways. Video phone service is one possibility, said Randall Stephenson, SBC's chief operating officer.

"The cost will come down," he said. "Video phone capability is available in the corporate space on IP platforms right now. These services tend to develop in the business space first and then work down to consumers."

In November, Avaya and Polycom unveiled an Internet video phone for businesses. Cisco Systems is expected to debut IP phones with built-in cameras in 2005.

Stephenson said fiber links to homes will make a big difference, providing even faster services.

With fiber, carriers expect to have an edge over cable in upstream bandwidth, as opposed to just download speeds.

That's key for two-way applications like video calls.

"Once you have that bandwidth going into homes, it's not like you're waiting for the Jetsons age to arrive," Stephenson said. "The capability will be there."

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