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December 14, 2005

By Adrian Baschnonga

VoIP player Vonage has teamed up with fellow U.S. player UTStarcom to produce its inaugural voice over wireless area network (VoWLAN) handset, dubbed the F1000.

Global Insight Perspective

Significance: Vonage has announced the launch of new handset - the F1000 - that offers internet telephony over wireless local area networks.

Implications: The U.S. Voip pioneer sees its VoWLAN offering stealing mobile minutes in the enterprise space while hastening the decline of traditional telephony in Wi-Fi-enabled homes.

Outlook: VoWLAN has the potential to offer a strong value-add in terms of price; however, prospective cellular/Wi-Fi dual-mode services can leverage better-established cellular networks and count on the support of leading carriers and vendors worldwide.

Twin Technologies

U.S.-based Vonage has staked its claim in the emergent VoWLAN space with a handset manufactured by UTStarcom that enables Voip calls over Wi-Fi networks. The new terminal closely resembles a traditional cellular handset and allows end-users to access the firm's Voip service from 'hotspots' in coffee shops, airport lounges and hotels. Explaining the project's genesis, UTStarcom executive vice president Louis Holder revealed that 'we asked UTStarcom] if they could build us a Wi-Fi phone with cellphone form factor', while highlighting the new offering's cost advantages 'as a cheaper alternative to the office phone'. The new device, which operates via 802.11b wireless networks, conducts both local and long-distance calls in the United States and Canada. A range of calling plans will be available - starting at US$14.99 for 500 minutes - and the F1000 supports existing Vonage features such as three-way calling, call waiting, caller ID, voicemail and a phone book with space for up to 200 entries. The F1000 retails for US$129.99 with a Vonage service plan - at present, a US$50 rebate is being offered. Nevertheless, strong time-to-market means that the new service does not include features now seen as standard in the GSM/CDMA space, such as internet access or multimedia downloads.

Outlook and Implications

Vonage Makes Mobile Incursion: Vonage's VoWLAN phone marks another phase of internet telephony's affront to traditional technologies. With Voip calling, both in its peer-to-peer software and broadband incarnations, sending shockwaves across fixed telephony markets worldwide, the technology's potential in the wireless space has long been recognised. However, Vonage, which has to date favoured 'soft' launches in its bid to unsettle better-established rivals, is proving a cautious proponent of VoWLAN technology. Highlighting the lack of mobile data-based value-added services (VAS) typically associated with the 2.5G/3G market, Holder dismissed the notion of full-blown mobile-to-VoWLAN substitution, but underlined that the U.S. player was hoping to replace some of the minutes clocked up by the typical mobile phone user. He cited efforts to construct city-wide Wi-Fi networks in the likes of New York and Philadelphia as representing a strong business case for localised VoWLAN usage, with the focus on city-based roaming. Elsewhere, Holder sees a similarly disruptive effect in homes with Wi-Fi access, where the new terminal could further fuel the demise of the traditional landline.

Limitations Accompany VoWLAN Innovation: Although Vonage has proved rapid in efforts to capitalise on Voip and Wi-Fi convergence, there is no doubt that its new handset is by no means the finished article in terms of service provision. The initial release only works with public Wi-Fi hotspots, meaning that users in a Starbucks coffee chain hotspot, or in an airport hotspot where network access is charged, will not be able to use the F1000. Meanwhile, the device's mobile credentials mean that emergency operators will not automatically receive the address of F1000 users while they are outside the home. Even the prospect of city-wide public hotspot coverage as an inducement to city-based voice roaming is not as telling a value-add as it first appears: a handset that switches between cellular and Wi-Fi networks would appear to offer a more dependable solution. Indeed, plenty of big hitters in the mobile space, from Nokia and Ericsson to BT and Cingular, have voiced their support of unlicensed mobile access (UMA), the incipient standard for dual-mode, multi-technology wireless access. In the United States, UMA has been vaunted as an enabling technology for the 'quadruple play' service eyed by the joint venture between Sprint Nextel and leading U.S. cable players.




 
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