I am not sure how familiar you are with the name CounterPath, but the mouse just swallowed another little cub from the FMC zoo. Bridgeport Networks is the second FMC vendor acquisition of the week for the relatively lesser known CounterPath that licenses out its softphones to vendors and service providers. The first acquisition of the week was Firsthand Technologies that also falls under the FMC category.
So where would CounterPath be taking its FMC assets? Neither of the two acquired companies offer UMA flavour. So there are not going to be any consumer FMC deployments just yet. The only successful consumer FMC offerings that can be seen out there are UMA based which is a more mature FMC option. The company will have to perhaps wait one more year to see VCC gaining traction. It now has both an enterprise FMC product (Fristhand) and consumer FMC product (Bridgeport) under its belt. I would guess that the company will perhaps target MVNOs that are the ideal VCC target customers.