Of Video-Communication and Killer Apps

I"ve already mentioned this several times on this blog, I believe that Video-Communication could be a defining service for next-generation access networks provided that service providers don't let the opportunity pass them by, act boldly and engage the ecosystem of businesses who could leverage the service. I was interviewed by Simon Kearney for Telecom TV when I was in India to discuss just this topic. Ironically, the interview was done using Skype, which definitely highlights the benefits of more bandwidth and of better quality controlled systems. The fact remains though that - as I conclude this piece - if the service providers do nothing, the killer app will be Skype.