There are new open standards in the mix that are paving the way for the next phase in IP communications. SIP has come a log way but still needs work, especially for P2P. These new variations on SIP will carve a new niche and blow the doors wide open for endpoint-centric communications. Vodafone says it will be turning off Skype in it’s networks in Germany. If Skype used this new variation of SIP optimized for P2P networks it would not be so easy to deny them access to any network. Operators, including Skype, could also use it to replace their IM and IP Voice infrastructure and save milions in the process.