In the past I've said we're seeing the day coming of the global carrier for telephony in the branded service offering sense that can be seen as leveraging the capabilities of VoIP for global remote workers of multi-national firms and expats.
I feel with the announcement today by AT&T that the day has arrived.
While no one would say that AT&T hasn't been global before, the ability to have one carrier around the globe and with the technology that is being rolled out by AT&T, and some of their competitors, the idea of the phone company for the world is clearly upon us. The announcement also indicates that CallVantage is more than a consumer play, and that consumers will end up with service offerings that have been developed for business. If you think about this, it reminds me of the days of Centrex type services that started to be offered to consumers
When you look at how this is done, you have to draw comparisons to wireless giant Vodafone, and their Vodafone Live service, which is even used by other carriers in countries where Vodafone doesn't operate.