LightReading postulates that Sprint could be the likely suitor in a race to take over the legally challenged Vonage.
To me it makes sense and here's why.
Sprint/Nextel has an enormous effort planned around 4G communications. Their competitors like Clearwire, Comcast, Covad each already have a VoIP oriented play on the books and in the pipeline. Sprint, which has had voice for years but not VoIP per say other than carrying enterprise voice traffic immediately picks up a market ready customer base that they know how to find.
In the 2.3 million or so Vonage customers are hundreds of thousands of early adopters. These are the same kind of folks who Sprint would want to attract to their new service offering.
Buying Vonage also makes for an interesting two play with Sprint Mobile. Imagine all those Sprint wireless users being marketed to, as well as creating an opportunity for FMC (fixed mobile convergence) with one number and split or simultaneous ringing.
For many, Sprint may just be offering the ring Vonage needs to get out ahead.