Andy Abramson stated recently, once again, that video conferencing will take off in 2009:
I've been saying that IP based video conferencing will be taking off in 2009 and it looks like I'm right with that prediction.NASA and Verizon have reworked their agreements and now will have IP based video and web conferencing supplied by the Baby Bell.
I must say that I believe Andy is correct. It was not that apparent at CES that video is happening, but it was there - in the fringes. It is happening on desktops already and it is gaining popularity in enterprises as well.
Add to these Creative's Broadxent subsidiary and you get a brave new world of video centric service providers.
Video is definitely happening.