I got to see the CounterPath (i.e. BridgePort Networks) Fixed Mobile solution in action.
It worked. Calls went seamlessly between desktop computers, mobile phones, with a one number solution, installed at the carriers network operation center. Unlike prior demos when BridgePort Networks was an agency client pre-acquisition, this was a real live deployment that is being sold by a carrier in Eastern Europe.
Now only if more carriers would realize the value proposition this has to offer:
1) The Internet becomes a giant roaming cloud.
2) Customers, especially enterprise customers, get a single solution for laptop and mobile calling.
3) The idea of Presence really gets delivered.
There's a lot more to this, but it's one of my favorite "new" technologies at the show...