Is Microsoft Your Next Phone Company?
from the wouldn't-be-surprising dept
It’s quite a statement about Microsoft’s position in the market place that a publication like Business Week is already wondering if they’ll dominate the VoIP market where they barely have a presence today. They’ve certainly been under the radar, leaving the publicity to lots of smaller players – but if you look at the details it’s been clear for some time that they’ve been positioning themselves to be ready, depending on the market for VoIP and the regulatory environment. Well, the market seems to be picking up lots of steam and the regulatory environment got a lot clearer a few weeks ago with the decision on the “Pulver petition”. So, it might not be long before Microsoft is acting as your phone company as well. Still, it seems like it might be a bit early for Microsoft to really jump in. While the decision on the Pulver petition answered some question – it still left many blanks to be addressed, and a powerful Microsoft in the market may influence some of those decisions. It seems like they’re still better off lying low, putting all the right things in place, and showing up at a later date.