Is there no escaping the inevitability that the entire network is going Wireless.
IT Expo West, which is a good CTI show has about 40% of the show displaying wireless strategies. Most importantly are a number of companies that are building GSM gateways for the purpose of making the all you can eat plans more valuable to the enterprise or to provide an arbitrage solution.
Another aspect of this was the SMS gateway from Multi-Tech that enables new services with their API for bulk messaging and developers of new applications.
Part of this is the UC discussion, but here the story was not OCS but MS Response Point which included announcements from Quintum and Packet8 as well as the phone set partners of Aastra, Syspine and DLink (not at the show). While Response Point does not include a wireless strategy per se in combination with Packet8 it becomes integrated with their MobileTalk.
I also had a lot of iPhone app discussions that I am sure will be better represented today in San Fransisco at Mobilize with Shai Berger of Fonolo presenting, although the GotVoice demo was very good.
Here at the show my best wiresless conversation was with Gaston of TelcoBridges as we took the worldwide view of where 4G will take us.
One thing that was missing was VoWifi.
Very good day yesterday and looking forward to my panel today.