"We have a problem in the mobile industry. We have an issue with fragmentation," Rogers said. Technologies are being developed to address fragmentation, such as the W3C Widgets 1.0 specification and OMTP Bondi, Rogers noted. By coming to the W3C, interested parties can define what a widget is and find areas of agreement, said Rogers.
Rogers's presentation featured a Vodaphone mobile phone built by Samsung and featuring a development framework based on the W3C widget standard. The device ran the LiMo OS.
In the IPv6 arena, Leslie Daigle, chief Internet technology officer for the Internet Society, said the last allocation of IPv4 addresses to an ISP is predicted to occur in February 2013. "The cupboard is definitely running bare. On the other hand, there are lots of IPv6 addresses," she said. IPv6 was defined a decade ago but there have not been enough deployments, she said. Major ISPs and content providers, however, are including IPv6 in current deployments.
"It's also becoming clear that wireless broadband is going to be a major component of IPv6 deployment," Daigle said.
IPv6 deployments have been lacking, however, because of a belief that there is no business case for it, she said.