Meru Talks Up Japan
Meru's new CEO, Ihab Abu-Hakima, sees Japan as the proving ground for VOIP applications of all kinds (see Meru Has New Guru). "Japan is probably about a year ahead of where the U.S. is with enterprise VOIP deployments," he says.
And he thinks that NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s (NYSE: DCM) introduction of a cellular-WiFi handset really helped to kickstart the domestic VOWLAN market: "It took a carrier to aggressively go after the market to really make it happen," he says.
This kind of push hasn't yet taken place in the U.S. market, but if Abu-Hakima is correct it might just be a matter of time. Especially as handset makers are slowly trickling dualmode devices onto the market.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung