The FCC's decision to open up the 700 mhz spectrum to non carrier approved devices is great news for many companies in the VoIP business in my estimation.
Given how 2.0 type communications could proliferate in the newly awarded spectrum this opens up all kinds of doors for everyone from applications developer, handset designers and manufacturers, switching folks, carriers and more.
Why? Open architecture for handsets means that a lot more can be done with them than the traditional mobile operators vision of lock and load what the handsets can do.
For companies with vision, imagination and marketing prowess, the ability to bring what people want and need to live a more mobile life will begin to emerge.
While the reported approval didn't go all the way with what some parties may have wanted, this is a start and a potential new beginning for mobile communications.