VoWiFi Almost Mainstream
When local business journals start running articles on Voice over WiFi, we have to be approaching the mainstream. Ok, so it was the San Jose (Silicon Valley) Business Journal that ran Janet Rae-Dupree's story "Wireless combines withVoIP to allow Internet phone calls" but this is the canary in the mine shaft.
The article highlights Boulder based Spectralink Corp which provides wireless VoIP infrastructure for office and factory environments... but link these systems back to a company's traditional PBX. Its an interesting half-way step. VoIP locally, but with POTS for the backhaul. The advantage seems to be the increased range afforded by WiFi over traditional wireless telephony technologies. And with multiple base stations and a mesh network... its sort of like running your own private cellular network.
And no pesky regulators...