Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mobile Operator Vodafone Goes Fixed

In a story reported by Martyn Warwick at Telecom TV, Vodafone’s Arun Sarin said that by 2010 at the latest, 10% of the mobile company’s revenues would come from fixed-line internet, office and domestic communication services.

Stressing that the mobile sector is under incredible price pressure, with mobile call costs “falling by more than 10 per cent per year”, the company said it will look to Home Zone, Office Zone and DSL products to reduce the downward price pressure.

The story went on to say that Vodafone with announce further network sharing and outsourcing agreements in the near future.

Sounds like an excellent opportunity for UMA technology.

2 comments:

mobileIP said...

This is interesting, but how will Home Zones reduce downward price pressure? It may make it more controlled, but prices are still going to head south.

Dean Bubley said...

Well, maybe UMA technology embedded in femtocells. Vodafone's not exactly reknowned as the world's number one fan of WiFi...